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Published June 22, 2011, 05:08 PM

Souris River Crest in Minot Now Expected Monday

The National Weather Service says the Souris River crest in Minot is now expected to happen early next week.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The National Weather Service says the Souris River crest in Minot is now expected to happen early next week.

The river is forecast to reach 1,562.5 feet above sea level early Monday morning.

Meteorologist Nathan Heinert (HY'-nuhrt) says the historic water levels make it more difficult to predict how river flows will equate to river levels. He says the higher the water goes, the more uncertainty there is, and the crest predictions are subject to change.

The river in Minot began overtopping dikes on Wednesday. It is expected to surpass the historical 1881 level of 1,558 feet on Friday.

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