History of U.S. Geological Survey streamgaging on the Souris River in and near Minot, North Dakota, 1903–2016

Fact Sheet 2016-3061
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey began collecting streamflow data, in cooperation with the North Dakota State Water Commission, on the Souris River in and near Minot, North Dakota, in April 1903. The gage was started up to better understand the water resources available in North Dakota. Currently (2016), water availability is still important as well as the flood monitoring and forecasting that has become an important component of this gage. Gage-height and streamflow data for the Souris River in and near Minot have been collected at five different streamgage locations during the years. This fact sheet describes the history of streamgaging (locations, gage-height data, and streamflow data) and flooding on the Souris River in and near Minot since 1903.

Suggested Citation

Baker, K.K., and Robinson, S.M., History of U.S. Geological Survey streamgaging on the Souris River in and near Minot, North Dakota, 1903–2016: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3061, 6 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163061.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Methods Used in Collection of Gage-Height Record
  • Streamgage Locations on the Souris River in and near Minot, N. Dak.
  • Discharge Measurements
  • Daily Discharge Records
  • Flood History of the Souris River at Minot
  • References Cited


Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title History of U.S. Geological Survey streamgaging on the Souris River in and near Minot, North Dakota, 1903–2016
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2016-3061
DOI 10.3133/fs20163061
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) North Dakota Water Science Center, Dakota Water Science Center
Description 6 p.
Country United States
State North Dakota
City Minot
Other Geospatial Souris River
Online Only (Y/N) Y