One year ago today, flood water was finally draining out of the flooded valley and making its way back to the Mouse River.
On July 11th, 2011, we showed you these pictures of the water rushing out of the flood zone.
But while it was positive to see water heading back to the river, that water was causing some of its worst damage as it left.
Meanwhile, bridge that served as the only link between north and south Minot for a period of days at the height of the flood, had to be closed.
Engineers said there had been a significant washout under the Highway 83 bypass bridge, endangering the structure.
Luckily, the closure of the bypass happened after traffic had resumed on the Broadway bridge.
Meanwhile, hundreds of residents were getting permission to return to their homes where water had completely run off.
They were finding a mountain of work facing them to get their homes back into livable condition.