Water Ebbs in North Dakota
But Souris River flooded 4,000 homes
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 26, 2011 3:33 PM CDT
Water from Lake Darling, bottom, passes through the Lake Darling Dam, left, and into the swollen Souris River Friday, June 24, 2011 about 19 miles west of Minot, ND.   (Charles Rex Arbogast)
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(Newser) – The Souris River began a slow retreat from Minot today with no further flood damage in the city, but officials warned danger would remain for several days until the highest water passed. More than 4,000 homes and hundreds of businesses flooded when the Souris flowed over levees Friday, but crews have dealt only with isolated problems since then, including a leaky dike that was reinforced last night. Click to read about how the town is dealing with the disaster.

The Army Corps of Engineers was sandbagging in Sawyer and Velva, two small downsteam towns of just a few hundred people, that face crests later this week.