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Local board drops support of Stump Lake outlet

August 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The water board representing counties in the Devils Lake basin has dropped its sponsorship of a proposed floodwater outlet from Stump Lake. Continue Reading

Wamduska Hotel provides lodging for 130 years

July 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Myrna Baumann believes the State Historical Society of North Dakota missed an opportunity, back in the 1950s, to preserve a valuable piece of the state’s history. There’s nothing quite like enjoying the solitude of a warm summer day on the lawn of the historic 130-year-old Wamduska Hotel, with its panoramic view of the rejuvenated Stump Lake. Continue Reading

Stump Lake Café rebuilding starts next week

July 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

When families show up at Stump Lake Park for the annual Mother’s Day Buffet next May, they shouldn’t have to worry about a soggy floor buckling under their feet, like they did this year. Construction will begin next week on a new Stump Lake Café, replacing a building that has been damaged as a result of the 19-year-old Devils Lake flood. 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

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Some Landowners Opposed to Gravity-fed Stump Lake Outlet

October 13, 2011 in WDAZ

DEVILS LAKE (WDAZ-TV) – A plan to take more water off of flooded Devils and Stump Lakes may have hit a snag.
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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

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 FLOODING: USGS study predicts 15 percent chance of lake overflowing by 2015

June 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Devils Lake has 14 percent 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

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