Record Shattering Flooding in North Dakota

You may have heard about the record flooding on the Souris River in North Dakota on the news the last couple of days. An exceptional amount of rain has fallen in the northern Plains and has lead to a record shattering flood on this relatively small North Dakota River.

Souris River Hydrograph

The previous flood of record was in 1881 with a crest of 1558.0 feet. This weekend the Souris crested at 1561.7 feet. At this height some of the levees were topped by the river and the streamflow is so strong that many of the levees are experiencing more stress than they can handle.

The pictures from Minot, ND have been incredible over the past 48 hours.