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Devils Lake gets a drain for overflowing water

July 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The 800-foot-structure, built between Stump Lake and a natural rise in the Tolna Coulee, is designed to prevent a catastrophic spill from the Devils Lake Basin to the Sheyenne River Valley. The unique design mimics the natural erosion that likely would occur in the coulee, while restricting downstream flows. Continue Reading

Cooperstown, N.D., Valley City get $700,000 for flood projects

May 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Cooperstown, N.D.., and Valley City, N.D., will share more than $700,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds for upgrades to infrastructure threatened by the rising Sheyenne River, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Tuesday. Continue Reading

Delegation seeks more funds for flooded roads

February 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Devils Lake, Missouri River Basin show great need, leaders sayNorth Dakota’s congressional delegation has asked Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to support a state request for additional funding to repair flood-damaged roads. Continue Reading

DEVILS LAKE: State OKs three resolutions

June 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota State Engineer Todd Sando will re-examine the state-mandated Tolna Coulee elevation data to see if it could be lowered to help relieve record flooding in the Devils Lake Basin. Continue Reading

Lake Region State College offers temporary housing for those displaced by flooding

May 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

LRSC has 15 rooms available, according to Ramsey County Emergency Manager Kristen Nelsen. She estimates almost a dozen Ramsey County families have been forced from their homes so far this spring. Continue Reading

Governor: East-west Devils Lake outlet construction on schedule to start this summer

May 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota’s State Water Commission is working with engineering firms to finalize the design of an East Devils Lake outlet and expects to award a bid for piping and pipe materials by late May. Construction is expected to begin this summer when weather and ground conditions permit. “We need to do all that we can to keep this project on schedule,” Gov. Jack Dalrymple said. Continue Reading

‘We are officially homeless’

May 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Devils Lake flooding forces a family outVickie and Dan Erickstad spent part of their 38th anniversary this week looking around their farmstead from a mile or more away. They haven’t been able to get any closer than that since they were forced from their home April 15, when floodwaters swamped the last road to their place. Continue Reading

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Long Road Ahead for Devils Lake Basin, Despite New Outlet

March 9, 2011 in WDAZ

The Lake Region got the good news that a new outlet on the east end of Devils Lake could be functioning by June 2012. But representatives from District 15 say the Devils Lake Basin still has a long road ahead. Continue Reading

N.D. water engineer: ‘We can’t keep up with another’ Devils Lake flood of record

January 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A forecast 3-foot rise of Devils Lake this year has prompted a new sense of urgency among water engineers tasked with the finding a solution with the record flooding. Continue Reading

Proposal includes $5 million for east Devils Lake flood structure

January 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota lawmakers are reviewing a proposal to build a structure on Devils Lake’s east end to prevent an uncontrolled flow of water into the Sheyenne River. Continue Reading

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