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Even after dry winter, Devils Lake continues to fight ‘stubborn flood’

April 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Local officials and North Dakota’s congressional delegation met Wednesday for a Senate Budget Committee field hearing to discuss past help from the federal government and outline “new tools” in the 19-year-old flood fight. Continue Reading

Massive Devils Lake projects stay on schedule

March 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Crews spent the past week erecting giant utility poles along county and township roads to provide electricity to two massive construction projects under way in the Devils Lake Basin the $80 million to $90 million East Devils Lake Outlet and the $9 million Tolna Coulee Control Structure. Continue Reading

Testing the waters below: Crews find out if site is right for Stump Lake outlet

February 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The North Dakota State Water Commission took the first physical steps Thursday toward building a gravity-flow outlet from Stump Lake to the Tolna Coulee in another effort to provide some flood relief to the chronically flooding Devils Lake Basin. Continue Reading

Valley City groups wants state to slow down on DL outlet

February 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the North Dakota State Water Commission should delay operation this spring of the Devils Lake East End outlet until they more thoroughly examine erosion issues, two Valley City, N.D., groups said recently. Continue Reading

Valley City groups wants state to slow down on DL outlet

February 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the North Dakota State Water Commission should delay operation this spring of the Devils Lake East End outlet until they more thoroughly examine erosion issues, two Valley City, N.D., groups said recently. Continue Reading

“Boil-water” order continues for Minnewaukan

January 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The community of Minnewaukan, N.D., remains under a “boil-water” order after a water line broke last week. The order likely will remain until at least Wednesday, according to Allan Nord, fire chief and City Council member. Continue Reading

National Weather Service: 20% chance Devils Lake will reach record level this summer

January 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Forecasters say the dry fall and early winter has allowed the lake to fall about a foot from last summer’s level. Continue Reading

CHURCHS FERRY: To be or not to be – a city

January 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Threatened with flooding, Churchs Ferry votes on whether to dissolveResidents of Churchs Ferry, N.D., will decide Tuesday whether or not to dissolve the flood-threatened city in Ramsey County.
The election was prompted by a petition signed this past fall by four of the community’s nine voting-age residents. Polls will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Continue Reading

DEVILS LAKE FLOODING: Legislative language leads to limits

December 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Basin must be considered ‘closed’ in order to avoid road repair funding capA federal funding bill that limits highway appropriations to the chronically flooded Devils Lake Basin to $100 million annually could delay the completion of major highway construction projects or postpone other road projects. Continue Reading

Richard Betting, Valley City, N.D., column: Expect four, count ’em, four outlets for DL

December 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Can the State Water Commission build such projects without lowering water quality standards and increasing downstream flooding? Continue Reading