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.
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)
Table of Contents
- 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 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|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||North Dakota Water Science Center, Dakota Water Science Center|
|Other Geospatial||Souris River|
|Online Only (Y/N)||Y|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|