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ALERT: November 15 update on the status of the nationwide data transmission error preventing stream gauge data collected at affected locations from being displayed on the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services (AHPS) webpages. As of 11/08/2018, The USGS has restored all impacted operational stream gauges to transmitting status. The status map of gauge outages from other agencies is here. The outage map will be updated each Thursday. We apologize for the service interruption and hope to have the data restored as soon as possible.

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Souris River at Minot-Broadway Bridge Stage (ft)MION8(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (7:45AM Nov 20, 2018)Flood Stage is 1551 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 at Minot-Broadway Bridge 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: 1557
Moderate Flood Stage: 1553
Flood Stage: 1551
Action Stage: 1550
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 1,562.88 ft on 06/25/2011
(2) 1,559.22 ft on 01/01/1881
(3) 1,557.30 ft on 04/18/1976
(4) 1,556.62 ft on 04/20/1969
(5) 1,556.37 ft on 04/20/1904
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 1,562.88 ft on 06/25/2011
(2) 1,545.28 ft on 04/12/1996
(3) 1,557.30 ft on 04/18/1976
(4) 1,556.62 ft on 04/20/1969
(5) 1,556.37 ft on 04/20/1904
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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1556.2 Approximately the top of permanent flood protection for the city. A number of homes will be affected by flooding.
1552.2 Water begins to approach houses nearest to river banks.
(1) Souris River at Minot Broadway Bridge-Upstream View.
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Latitude: 48.238056° N, Longitude: 101.295833° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 1551 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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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 1540 ft 3089 ft  
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