CALM SOURIS? The latest flood potential outlook for the Souris River basin didn't contain much, if any, bad news for Minot and other cities along the river. At no point is runoff this spring projected to produce a serious flood threat, according to the predictions from the National Weather Service. The outlook says there is "only a remote possibility" that the Souris will rise to the high levels from recent years. The report isn't the final outlook to be released, of course, and conditions could change during the spring months if there is heavy rain or more snow, but it's still good news for everyone living in the Souris River basin. The prediction changes a bit for areas located downstream from Minot, but there are still no signs that the river will approach the historic levels witnessed in 2011.