Minot marks 10th anniversary of historic flood disaster

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The city of Minot is marking the 10th anniversary of a historic flood disaster in the Souris River Valley.

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven on Saturday helped dedicate two phases that have been completed on the Minot region’s flood protection project. They include nearly 9,000 feet of earthen levees, 1,600 feet of stream bank stabilization and two pumping stations.

The June 2011 Souris River flood was caused by heavy spring snow melt and rains.

It damaged or destroyed thousands of buildings in Minot and prompted the evacuation of more than 11,000 people.

It caused an estimated $1 billion in damage.

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