North Dakota's Souris River crested this weekend but not before reaching historic levels, surging past a record set more than a century ago

The river peaked at slightly more than 1,561.7 feet above sea level late Saturday or early Sunday, 4 feet above the record level it reached in 1881. It had swamped an estimated 4,000 homes, although it is now expected to drop roughly 2 feet by midweek.