Mouse Bites Dog


Originally uploaded by Corps of Engineers St. Paul District

The Mississippi River gets the big press, and the Missouri River gets the small press, but today was the day the Mouse (Souris) River bit the Dawgs working to save the City of Minot in North Dakota.

Via Flickr:

MINOT, N.D. –A soldier with the North Dakota National Guard places sandbags on a temporary levee in Minot, N.D., June 22. The City of Minot enforced a mandatory evacuation shortly before 1 p.m. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, along with the North Dakota National Guard, continued to reinforce temporary levees to allow citizens affected by the mandatory evacuation enough time to safely leave the area. The Corps will continue to support local officials within the Souris Basin during the historic flood event. USACE photo by Patrick Moes