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Associated Press, Published April 05 2013

Souris expected to hit at least minor flood stage

MINOT, N.D. — The Souris River is projected to attain at least minor flood stage in Minot in the latest outlook from the National Weather Service.

The Minot Daily News reports that there are no indications of a repeat of the damaging flood levels of 2011.

The Weather Service says late snow melt will likely cause minor to moderate flood stage at nearly every recording point from where the river enters North Dakota near Sherwood to where it exits the state near Westhope.

The amount of water being released from three reservoirs on the Souris in Saskatchewan is slightly more than 2,300 cubic feet per second.

Hydrologist Allen Schlag says the hope is that the induced high water will be equal to what's seen when the snowmelt's in full force.


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