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Flooding of the Souris River

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April 27, 2011, flooding of the Souris (Mouse) River near Westhope, North Dakota. The small building is the U.S. Geological Survey gage house and is normally on the river bank and raised so that one needs to take stairs up to get into the gage house. There is also an access road next to the gage house and electrical pole. The metal structures with cables connecting them are a cableway used to measure streamflow and the structures are normally out of the water on the river banks.

Streamflow was measured by USGS personnel in the boat and was approximately 12,200 cubic feet per second and gage height was 18.90 feet.


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