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West-end Devils Lake Outlet Up and Running

April 5, 2012 in WDAZ

DEVILS LAKE, ND (WDAZ-TV) – The west-end pump on Devils Lake is pumping water off the lake sooner than ever before. But there’s not as much water rushing through the outlet as there could be. The west-end outlet may be operational, but it’s only pumping at half-capacity. Continue Reading

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Little More Than ‘Drop in the Bucket’ Taken Off of Devils Lake This Year

October 18, 2011 in WDAZ

DEVILS LAKE (WDAZ-TV) – The Devils Lake west-end outlet is back to running at 125 cubic feet per second (CFS). Continue Reading

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Devils Lake Commission Reverses Stance on East-end Outlet

August 29, 2011 in WDAZ

DEVILS LAKE, ND (WDAZ-TV) – The Devils Lake City Commission has changed its position on a planned east-end outlet on Devils Lake.

The change happened at a special commission meeting Monday. Continue Reading

Cory Christofferson, Hamar, N.D., letter: Outlet decisions result from poor planning

August 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Now that Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s minions have strolled into Minco Township with their bags of cash and convinced the locals that a 5-mile pipeline across the township at a cost of $80 million to $100 million is a wonderful idea, it’s full speed ahead. Continue Reading

Dalrymple addresses questions about outlet

August 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

“We can’t handle any more,” Bob Wittenberg said, clutching a “Save the Sheyenne River” sign in front of City Hall here. That attitude greeted Gov. Jack Dalrymple as he arrived Thursday in flood-weary Valley City to explain a proposed third outlet for Devils Lake. Continue Reading

DEVILS LAKE FLOODING: Plan still holds (removes) water

August 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Gravity outlet, proposed in 1999, still makes sense, Devils Lake officials sayCity officials in Devils Lake are dusting off an old plan they believe could provide significant relief from chronic flooding without threatening people and property downstream.
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DEVILS LAKE FLOODING: Third outlet to become reality

July 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota will move forward with building an open-channel gravity-flow outlet from Devils Lake, most likely from Stump Lake. “The third outlet will happen, and it shouldn’t take too terribly long to narrow it down to one site,” Gov. Jack Dalrymple said. “This is something that the water commission determined is a needed tool to continue to manage Devils Lake.” Continue Reading

Devils Lake may overflow naturally

June 24, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Devils Lake has 14 to 15 percent chance of overflowing naturally by 2015, even after a second manmade outlet is operating next year, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. Continue Reading

DEVILS LAKE FLOODING: Third outlet on the table

June 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Officials hope to begin moving water yet this yearDevils Lake water could be moving through a gravity-flow outlet from Stump Lake through the Tolna Coulee to the Sheyenne River yet this year, providing Devils Lake Basin residents with what many believe is the best chance of relief from the record 18-year-old flood. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: How ‘Team N.D.’ carried the DL day

December 2, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

The bipartisan clout wielded by Gov. John Hoeven and the state’s congressional delegation proved impossible to resist. Continue Reading