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Published June 22, 2011, 11:23 AM

Rapid 4-foot rise in Souris observed near Sherwood

MOHALL, N.D. (AP) — The National Weather Service late Wednesday morning said a rapid rise of nearly four feet was observed on the Souris River in the Sherwood area.

MOHALL, N.D. (AP) — The National Weather Service late Wednesday morning said a rapid rise of nearly four feet was observed on the Souris River in the Sherwood area.

The area is near the U.S.-Canada border and is the first point in North Dakota where water released from Canadian dams is observed.

The weather service said flash flooding was expected in mainly rural areas of northwest Renville County, along with the hamlet of Greene. Renville County Emergency Manager Kristy Titus ordered a mandatory evacuation of Mouse River Park.

Sheriff's Chief Deputy Renae Johnson said the park was evacuated quickly. She did not have a total on the number of people affected but said the rural park has only about half a dozen permanent residents.

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