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Flood Crests Predicted

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The National Weather Service is warning that rivers and streams will be rising rapidly this weekend, pushed by high temperatures melting a heavy snow pack.

Jim Olson is live along the Mouse River with the latest on the sudden arrival of spring.

Before we get into specifics for river level predictions, let's look at the entire region to understand what's going on this weekend.

First, the upper reaches of the Souris-Mouse River system are being handled by available space in Rafferty, Alameda, and Boundary Dams in Canada and at Lake Darling.

None of those dams is releasing any significant amount of water, so people upstream of Lake Darling will see impacts only caused by local snow melt.

Looking at the region from Lake Darling Dam through Logan, things get a bit more eventful.

First, along the Des Lacs River - FOxholm is predicted to see the river at 17 feet by Monday morning.

In Burlington - mayor Jerome Gruenberg says the city has a contractor on standby to add to the levees or break up ice near bridges if needed.

At BS Bridge - 15.6 Monday

Logan - 35.6 Sunday

Minot Broadway - 1546.4 Sunday (2-1/2 feet below flood stage)

Sawyer - 23.8 Sunday (1/2 foot below 2009)

Velva - 1507.7 SUnday night (1-1/2 below 2009)

Towner - 55.9 May 1 (major is 56)

Bantry - 13.9 May 1 (major is 14)

Other streams monitored by the Weather Service have not yet begun to rise, but will likely do so soon - but so far there are no crest predictions for the Wintering River in Karlsruhe or Willow Creek near Willow City.

Meanwhile back up in Canada, reservoirs providing flood protection to North Dakota are drawn down and water managers express confidence there'll be ample space in them to handle the very high runoff that's predicted this year in Saskatchewan.

If you have questions about flooding in your area, you can call the flood information hotline at 822-7202.

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