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Tribes want seat on State Water Commission, access to water project grants

May 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Native American leaders appealed to North Dakota lawmakers Thursday for a seat on the State Water Commission and access to its water project grants to address the lack of quality drinking water on reservations.

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Lawmakers narrowly approve $79,000 to study flood-related VCSU building project

December 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – After a spirited debate, state lawmakers narrowly approved funding Wednesday for Valley City State University to study how much it will cost to raze and replace its music building along the Sheyenne River to make way for the city’s flo…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Lawmakers narrowly approve $79,000 to study flood-related VCSU building project

December 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – After a spirited debate, state lawmakers narrowly approved funding Wednesday for Valley City State University to study how much it will cost to raze and replace its music building along the Sheyenne River to make way for the city’s flo…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Former state Sen. Nodland joins ND State Water Commission

October 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The newest member of the North Dakota State Water Commission said Friday it’s only a matter of time until North Dakota’s eastside population base has a new albeit familiar source of domestic water. Continue Reading

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

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

N.D. hires firm for floodway study

September 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Gov. Jack Dalrymple said an engineering firm hired to complete a floodway study for Minot and Ward County has agreed to expedite the project as officials from the area work to finalize a flood protection system. Continue Reading

Corps: Devils Lake dikes are high enough for now

February 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assured Gov. Jack Dalrymple and city officials in Devils Lake Tuesday that embankments protecting the city from rising lake wa-ters are high enough and strong enough to withstand a lake elevation rise to a record 1,455 or 1,456 feet above sea level this year. Continue Reading&

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Latest flood outlook bumps up Devils Lake level by half a foot

January 27, 2011 in INFORUM

The latest spring flood outlook released today by the National Weather Service predicts Devils Lake will rise to levels roughly half a foot higher than was predicted in the last outlook on Dec. 23.
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Cass water group rejects waffle pilot project

January 13, 2011 in INFORUM

Flaws in hydraulic modeling raise feasibility concerns

The Cass County Joint Water Resource District has rejected a proposed test run of the “waffle” plan for regional flood control after a State Water Commission review found “far-reaching” problems with the plan’s hydraulic modeling. Continue Reading