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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