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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
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