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Souris River

Description


The Souris, or Mouse,  River originates in the Yellow Grass Marshes north of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada,  and flows southeast, crossing the northern boundary of North Dakota west of Sherwood.  It then forms a loop and flows back north, entering Manitoba near Westhope.  The river eventually flows into the Assiniboine River near Brandon, Manitoba. 

Because of the many dams and other flood-control structures on the Souris River, canoeists should avoid paddling through the city of Minot and check with local authorities before canoeing other stretches of the river.

Physiographic points of interest along the Souris River in North Dakota include Lake Darling, Skinner Hill, and Black Butte.  Visitors to the area also have access to a public lands along the river, including Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge and J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge.


Souris River Resources




Scenery


Below are images of scenery along the Souris River.  Click on an image to view a larger version.  Use your browser's back command to return to this page.

Aerial photograph of the Souris River near Sherwood
Aerial photograph of the Souris River near Sherwood
Credit: U.S. Geological Survey

Aerial photograph of the Souris River near Foxholm
Aerial photograph of the Souris River near Foxholm
Credit: U.S. Geological Survey

Souris River above Minot
Souris River above Minot
Credit: U.S. Geological Survey

Souris River above Minot
Souris River above Minot
Credit: U.S. Geological Survey

Souris River near Minot
Souris River near Minot
Credit: U.S. Geological Survey

Souris River at Minot
Souris River at Minot
Credit: Minot Area Chamber of Commerce

Aerial photograph of the Souris River near Verendrye
Aerial photograph of the Souris River near Verendrye
Credit: U.S. Geological Survey

Souris River near Bantry
Souris River near Bantry
Credit: U.S. Geological Survey

Aerial photograph of the Souris River near Bantry
Aerial photograph of the Souris River near Bantry
Credit: U.S. Geological Survey

An oxbow created by the Souris River
An oxbow created by the Souris River
Credit: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Aerial photograph of the Souris River near Westhope
Aerial photograph of the Souris River near Westhope
Credit: U.S. Geological Survey


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