Photos Of Historic Souris River Floods Minot, June 24, 2011

25 06 2011

The Souris River broke the 130-year-old record high and kept going because of the heavy rains upstream and dam releases water to the rivers.

By Friday evening, the brownish river water had risen to more than four feet above historic 1969 flooding and topped the 1881 record by two feet.

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says the Souris River is flowing over most levees in Minot.

National Guard personnel and members of the media watch as flood waters from the Souris River threaten residential property as flood water is over topping earthen dikes in Minot, North Dakota June 23, 2001. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

Flood waters reach the Amtrak Station in Minot, North Dakota June 24, 2011, as flood waters from the Souris River spill over levees and dikes. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

A neighbourhood is submerged in flood waters in Minot, North Dakota June 24, 2011. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

A Conoco gas station remains protected with a levee in a business district in a flooded area of Minot, North Dakota, as flood water from the Souris River spills over levees and dikes June 24, 2011. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

Workers inspect a flooded pedestrian walk way, as debris is trapped by the structure in Minot, North Dakota, June 24, 2011. Federal officials sharply increased plans to release more water on the swollen Souris River on Thursday, adding up to three feet to the expected peak of flooding at Minot, North Dakota, where thousands of homes already have been evacuated. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

Workers stand on a clay levy near a railroad bed washed out by flood waters in Minot, North Dakota June 24, 2011. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

The Arrowhead Shopping Center is surrounded by sand bags and the flood waters of the Souris River Friday, June 24, 2011 in Minot, N.D. The Souris broke a more than 130-year-old record at noon when it measured 1,558.52 feet above sea level at the city's Broadway Bridge.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

A neighbourhood is submerged in flood waters in Minot, North Dakota June 24, 2011. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

Flood waters wash out a railroad bed in Minot, North Dakota June 24, 2011. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

Water from Lake Darling, bottom, passes through the Lake Darling Dam, left, and into the swollen Souris River Friday, June 24, 2011 about 19 miles west of Minot, N.D. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

In this aerial photo a pick-up truck with trailer drives on Highway 2 as flood waters from the Souris River flood a secondary road near Velva, N.D., Friday, June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Flood waters from the Souris River breech an earthen levee between a grain elevator and the 3rd Street bridge Friday, June 24, 2011 in Minot, N.D., North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says the Souris River is flowing over most levees in Minot as it surges past a 130-year-old record level. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

In this aerial photo flood waters from the Souris River continue to rise and threaten the Highway 2 bypass on the east side of Minot, N.D. Friday, June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

In this aerial photo, patrons of the Souris Valley Golf Course, center, continue to play the shortened course as flood waters from the Souris River continue to rise Friday, June 24, 2011 in Minot, N.D. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Homes in Burlington, N.D., about nine miles northwest of Minot, N.D., sit surrounded by flood water from the Souris River as a stop sign and speed-limit sign peek above the surface on Friday, June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Dale Wetzel)

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The Missouri River Flooding – The Rising Souris River Threatened Minot In Pictures

23 06 2011

Below are photos of the Missouri River rising flood water as more levees were crest.

The City of Minot enforced a mandatory evacuation shortly before 1 p.m., June 22, 2011.

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This map produced June 21, 2011, by the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services shows a projected worst-case scenario of flooding from the Souris River in Minot, N.D., should the river over top the levees. The area designated by hash marks is protected by a secondary levee. (AP Photo/North Dakota Department of Emergency Services via The Forum)

Rising Souris River water breaches the 4th St. dike behind Michelle Benjamin's home in Minot, ND. on Wednesday, June 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Will Kincaid)

In this photo provided by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, a temporary levee in Minot, N.D., nears over topping from the Souris River, Wednesday, June 22, 2011. The little-known Souris River could bring historic flooding to North Dakota city. The City of Minot enforced a mandatory evacuation shortly before 1 p.m. (AP Photo/Patrick Moes)

Clayton Haney, from Kearney, Mo. drives a dump truck through foot deep water Wednesday June 22, 2011, while working to build up railroad levee in Big Lake, Mo. near Rulo Neb. Missouri river flooding forced residents from Big Lake earlier in the week. (Photo/Dave Weaver)

Officials and National Guard Soldiers look at a levee that continues to be over topped by the flooded Missouri river Wednesday June 22, 2011, efforts to fortify the levee in Atchison County, Mo., near Atchison County, Neb. have been halted as the river continues to rise.(Photo/Dave Weaver)

A family checks out the flooded Missouri River from beneath the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge in Omaha, Nebraska, June 21, 2011. Flooding will force the evacuation of one-quarter of North Dakota's fourth largest city and levee breaches forced 300 residents to leave a Missouri town as flooding worsened, officials said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom

A dead carp lies atop a flooded sidewalk near the Missouri River in Council Bluffs, Iowa, June 21, 2011. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom

Ramon Carreno of Omaha, Nebraska takes pictures of the flooding Missouri River from Council Bluffs, Iowa, June 21, 2011. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom

Downtown Omaha is seen looking over a flooded parking lot and the Missouri River from Council Bluffs, Iowa, June 21, 2011. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom





The Missouri River Flooding In Pictures

22 06 2011

The Missouri River flooding is getting worse.

Flood water crest more and more levees.

The US Corps of Engineer had released water from dams along the river.

And in some place the levees were ruptured causing more water to flood the homes and farms.

This is another U.S. flood disaster after the very bad Mississippi River flooding last month.

Trees emerge from the flooded Missouri River as seen from the Council Bluffs, Iowa side of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, June 21, 2011. Downtown Omaha, Nebraska is in the background. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom

In this June 16, 2011 photo, Missouri River flood waters have finally reached a man-made second levee protecting the small town of Hamburg, Iowa. The river has been rising for weeks as the corps releases increasing amounts of water from its upstream dams to clear out heavy spring rain and snow melt. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)

In this June 13, 2011, file photo the Missouri River floods farmland north of Hamburg, Iowa. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, FILE)

Flood waters from the Missouri River cover Highway 333 near Interstate I-29 outside of town, Thursday, June 16, 2011, in Hamburg, Iowa. The water level continues to rise and officials say that it should crest sometime later this week. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Flood waters from the nearby Missouri River cover a county highway, Wednesday, June 15, 2011, in Hamburg, Iowa. The water level continues to rise and officials say that it should crest sometime later this week. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

A farmhouse and buildings sit surrounded by flood waters from the nearby Missouri River, Wednesday, June 15, 2011, in Hamburg, Iowa. The water level continues to rise and officials say that it should crest sometime later this week. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

In this June 13, 2011, file photo the Missouri River floods farmland north of Hamburg, Iowa. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Missouri River flooding, June 2011. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

A home is engulfed by flood water in Hamburg, Iowa, Monday, June 13, 2011. The rising Missouri River has ruptured two levees in northwest Missouri, sending torrents of flood waters over rural farmland toward the Iowa town of Hamburg and the Missouri resort town of Big Lake.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Vehicles travel on Interstate 29, north of Hamburg, Iowa, Monday, June 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Interstate 29, north of Hamburg, Iowa, is down to one lane due to flooding from the Missouri River, Monday, June 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

A grain silo is surrounded by flood waters Monday, June 13, 2011, near Beaver Laken Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

An aerial view of a ruptured levee near Hamburg, Iowa, bottom center, Monday, June 13, 2011, which was letting in water from the Missouri River. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Flooding along the Missouri River in this aerial photograph taken over the Anderson dance Pavilion and Spirit of Siouxland monument in Sioux City, Iowa, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Communities along the Missouri River including Dakota Dunes, SD, Sioux City, Iowa, and South Sioux City, Nebr., are battling flooding in the wake of record high releases from upstream Missouri River reservoirs. Sioux City Journal photo by Tim Hynds

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