Souris on decline at Minot but still a threat

Associated Press

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The Souris River is on the decline again at Minot but officials say rain could push it back up again.

The river was expected to crest in the city late this week at 1,554.1 feet above sea level, which would have been a new high for the spring. National Weather Service meteorologist John Paul Martin told the Minot Daily News that included in that forecast was a chance of heavy rain that never developed.

The river hit 1,553.4 feet on Wednesday and began a slow decline. But Mayor Curt Zimbelman and other officials expect high river flows to continue for some time because there is still a lot of spring snowmelt and rain runoff to pass through the system.