Sherwood River Gage in Danger of Collapse

The Souris River gauge at Sherwood is in jeopardy because of erosion. Discussion about what to do about is taking place. Commentary: Minot should find a way to contribute to saving this station and the 80 years of data we’ve collected from it.

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Flood Protection: Phase II & Phase III Design Concept Open House

Members of the Souris River Joint Board and engineers from Ackerman Estvold and Bar Engineering held a public input meeting at Perkett School last night. The design work for Minot’s west-side flood protection is ~30% complete; this meeting was intended to present the progress and gather public feedback. Here are the important points: This meeting

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International Souris River Board Meeting

The International Souris River Board met Friday in Estevan. Jim Olson of KX News was there and has the coverage.

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Flood Control: Corp of Engineers Holding Open Public Meetings in April

There’s a little progress on the flood protection front to report — Hooray! The Corps of Engineers and the Souris River Joint Board will be holding two public forums and informational meetings coming up in April. ┬áThe official news release follows below, but here are the dates and times: April 8, Burlington High School Gym.

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Souris River Water Quality Improves

Consistent water flow the past several years and a big flush in 2011 have improved the quality of water in the Souris River.

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Flood Foreast Favorable: ISRB Hosts Winter Meeting

The early-season flood forecast looks good along the Souris River, but officials warn that it’s a basin that can change quickly. And on the long-term operating plan and possible changes, it seems bureaucracy is now holding the process from moving forward.

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Long-term Flood Protection Likely to Start in Rural Areas

Part II of Jim Olson’s look at the state of long-term flood protection in the Souris Valley continues with this feature on one of the likely first steps — protecting many of the rural residents and properties. Of course, everything depends on funding.

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Souris River Reservoirs Ready for Spring Melt

Though current signs from Mother Nature point to a less active flood season, the reservoirs above Minot are at their winter operating levels and ready to handle the spring melt. The first official flood forecast for 2015 will be released February 1st.

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