Souris River

The winding Souris River crosses the Canada-US boundary in two places, flowing from Saskatchewan to North Dakota before turning north into Manitoba. The 700 km (435 mile) long river is home to a variety of fish species, and runs through a variety of cities and towns, such as Minot, North Dakota, and Weyburn, Saskatchewan, where it provides a water source. The soil in the Souris River basin is ripe for agriculture, and waters from the river are apportioned according to an IJC Order, which created the International Souris River Board. The board also monitors water quality in the river.

Souris River basin map