One year ago today, the Mouse River broke its all-time record in Minot - surging past the 15-58 level - the record high up to then that had been set in 1881.
It was June 24th, 2011 when the level of the Mouse raced past the old record - inundating more and more of the valley, closing all access between north and south hills in Minot, except for the 83 bypass.
The water level continued to rise - threatening work on the secondary dike that was protecting hundreds of homes in northeast Minot.
But the governor said the effort continued to save as much of the city as possible.
(Gov. Jack Dalrymple) "We are frantically fighting the flood, we are trying to keep the water away still as much as possible."
Meanwhile, about the only way to travel on many streets in and around Minot was by boat - including one of the many airboats brought in to make emergency trips into the flood zone.
Helicopters became familiar sights overhead - sometimes dropping massive sandbags in attempts to shore up dikes, sometimes ferrying officials and the media on tours of the flood zones.
By nightfall, the river had risen another 2-and-a-half feet as it continued to set records every hour.
When would it's rise end?
We'll have that for you in the coming days as we continue our look back one year ago at the flood of 2011.