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Despite new Devils Lake outlets, support remains for Tolna Coulee releases

September 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

TOLNA Devils Lake Basin officials are renewing a campaign to allow water from Stump Lake to flow naturally to the Tolna Coulee, even though more than $100 million has been spent in the past decade to build outlets that pump a maximum of 600 cubic feet of water per second to the Sheyenne River about five months a year. Continue Reading

Commission to provide outlets for art displays

May 16, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON After months of work and research, the new Worthington Public Arts Commission (WPAC) is in its final stage of being adopted as an advisory board for the city council. Upon publication of the ordinance in the Daily Globe, the commission will be established. Continue Reading

Devils Lake area prefers east lake outlet erode to 1,446-foot elevation

August 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Devils Lake city and county officials, as well as people living in the flooded upper Devils Lake Basin, want to see the proposed gravity outlet for East Devils Lake erode to 1,446 feet in order to lower lake levels and help to restore land and property. Continue Reading

Devils Lake commission reverses stance, gets behind east lake outlet

August 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The action, approved on a 3-2 vote, clears the way for the state to build a control structure on the Tolna Coulee to prevent an uncontrolled spill of the flooded Devils Lake Basin to the Sheyenne River. Continue Reading

Devils Lake Basin board unanimously backs outlet from Stump Lake to Tolna Coulee

August 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Board voted unanimously today to endorse a state plan to build a third Devils Lake outlet, to apply for a drainage permit and to acquire the necessary easements to get the project done. Continue Reading

Pump problem has Devils Lake outlet running at below capacity

August 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

State Water Commission project manager Bruce Engelhardt tells KZZY radio that crews are figuring out what exactly is wrong. Continue Reading

Devils Lake seeks change in state flood strategy

May 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Devils Lake city commissioners Monday night voted to send a letter to Gov. Jack Dalrymple. Mayor Dick Johnson says the city wants Dalrymple to acknowledge that the flooding has grown beyond what the state’s west-end outlet to the Sheyenne River and planned east-end outlet can handle. Continue Reading

Group to discuss Devils Lake flood initiatives

May 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple and the district commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to take part in a meeting on the progress of efforts to control Devils Lake flooding. 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

State to build east-end outlet for Devils Lake

March 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The state of North Dakota will build an east-end outlet from Devils Lake in an effort to move more water from the flooded basin. Continue Reading