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Souris River near Westhope Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)WSTN8(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:15PM Nov 25, 2015)Flood Stage is 10 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Souris River near Westhope are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 22.95 ft on 07/03/2011
(2) 19.16 ft on 04/20/1976
(3) 17.34 ft on 04/22/1969
(4) 17.20 ft on 04/14/1999
(5) 16.90 ft on 04/18/1949
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.12 ft on 04/06/2012
(2) 22.95 ft on 07/03/2011
(3) 11.10 ft on 07/10/2010
(4) 16.18 ft on 04/30/2009
(5) 8.00 ft on 07/02/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 4.58 ft on 08/14/1991

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14 Refuge area floods. The city of Westhope is on high ground and does not flood. Road to gage is impassable. Access to Dam #357 is OK below 16 feet.
12 Wildlife and refuge flooding only.
10 Water is almost valley-wide, but the area flooded is grass covered and no buildings are affected.
(1) Downstream view
(2) Upstream view
(3) Gage house
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Latitude: 48.996389° N, Longitude: 100.958056° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 10 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 1402.45 ft 1412.45 ft  

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