Mouse River Projections - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Mouse River Projections

Posted: Updated:

The local rains in Bottineau County and Renville County east of Sherwood all drain into the Mouse River system downstream of Towner - meaning they will not impact towns such as Minot and Velva and Towner.

And it's the same story for the worst rainfall amounts in Saskatchewan over the weekend.

The area that drains into the Mouse River is outlined in red.

Tony Merriman of the National Weather Service in Bismarck says the radar estimated rainfall is 2-to-5 inches inside the drainage area, but most severe east of that region.

That means the largest runoff will be staying in Canada - dumping into the river after it has exited North Dakota.

(Tony Merriman, National Weather Service) "This rain is going to be running off over into Manitoba so it won't be affecting North Dakota all that much. But still, two to five inches is nothing to sneeze at so that's kind of what we're looking at as far as what fell over the weekend and then how to handle that water."

The question of how to handle that water was taken up in a conference call among water managers from the US and Canada this afternoon.

The decision was made to keep increasing outflows from Lake Darling through Wednesday, when the flow will be 25-hundred cubic feet per second.

The will help reduce the level of Lake Darling - which is currently about a foot-and-a-half above its desired summer level.

Those higher flows are likely to continue as releases from Alameda Dam are ramped up starting mid-week.

The National Weather Service has activated its "Briefing Page" for the river on its website at crh.noaa.gov/bis.

The page pulls together all of the current river readings from gages in the US and Canada.

 

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • ATV in River - Updated Information

    ATV in River - Updated Information

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:19:23 GMT
    It turns out the ATV that ended up in the Mouse River in Minot Thursday was not unoccupied when the accident happened.  Today, Minot Police report two girls were on the 4-wheeler when it crashed down the embankment and became submerged.
    It turns out the ATV that ended up in the Mouse River in Minot Thursday was not unoccupied when the accident happened.  Today, Minot Police report two girls were on the 4-wheeler when it crashed down the embankment and became submerged.
  • Fair Pigs Test Positive for Influenza

    Fair Pigs Test Positive for Influenza

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:38:36 GMT
    Three pigs exhibited at the North Dakota State Fair last week have tested positive for an influenza strain that can be transmitted to humans.
    Three pigs exhibited at the North Dakota State Fair last week have tested positive for an influenza strain that can be transmitted to humans.
  • ATV in River

    ATV in River

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:57:44 GMT
    Rescue crews fished a four-wheeler out of the Mouse River today.
    Rescue crews fished a four-wheeler out of the Mouse River today.
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.