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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Souris River at Sawyer 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: 1528
Moderate Flood Stage: 1526
Flood Stage: 1524
Action Stage: 1523
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 1,530.50 ft on 06/26/2011
(2) 1,527.39 ft on 04/21/1976
(3) 1,526.52 ft on 05/11/1979
(4) 1,525.72 ft on 04/12/2013
(5) 1,525.69 ft on 04/14/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 1,525.72 ft on 04/12/2013
(2) 1,530.50 ft on 06/26/2011
(3) 1,525.69 ft on 04/14/2009
(4) 1,521.07 ft on 06/30/2005
(5) 1,523.12 ft on 04/18/1999
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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1530.2 The emergency dike would be topped.
1523.2 Coulees and farmland will begin to flood. Several homes in the immediate vicinity have historically been affected above 22 feet.
(1) Souris River at Sawyer-Upstream View
(2) Souris River at Sawyer-Downstream View
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Bismarck, ND 58502-1016
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