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The Souris River begins to pour into a neighborhood after levees could no longer hold back floodwaters Thursday in Minot. The city's evacuation zone expanded Thursday as the river spilled over dikes. Christian Randolph / Forum Communications Co.

SWAMPED BY THE SOURIS: Flood predictions worsen for Minot

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MINOT, N.D. - The Souris River flood, already predicted to be the biggest in recorded history, was predicted on Thursday to get even bigger.

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At the start of the week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expected about 9,700 cubic feet per second of water to flow through Minot, while the National Weather Service expected the river would crest 1,555.1 feet above sea level midweek.

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