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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

Devils Lake officials seeks outlet at Tolna Coulee

August 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Now that the Stump Lake gravity outlet proposal essentially has been scrapped, some Devils Lake Basin officials want to find out what it would take to obtain a drain permit to use the recently completed Tolna Coulee Control Structure as a gravity-flow outlet for the flooded Devils Lake Basin. Continue Reading

State engineer OKs East Devils Lake outlet

July 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The North Dakota state engineer has affirmed the state’s permit to operate the new Devils Lake East End Outlet. Todd Sando, in a memo to the State Water Commission, said the state has met or will meet all requirements in the operation of the new outlet, which will drain a maximum of 350 cubic feet of water per second from East Devils Lake. Continue Reading

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$9M Tolna Coulee Control Structure Dedicated

July 19, 2012 in WDAZ

DEVILS LAKE, ND (WDAZ-TV) – On Thursday, a control structure designed to prevent catastrophic flooding was dedicated in the Lake Region.

The Army Corps of Engineers was on hand to celebrate the dedication of the Tolna Coulee control. Continue Reading

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Corps Finishes $9M Tolna Coulee Control Structure

May 24, 2012 in WDAZ

DEVILS LAKE, ND (WDAZ-TV) – The Corps of Engineers has finished work on a control structure on the Tolna Coulee. The $9 million project is designed to keep flood waters from damaging communities downstream. Continue Reading

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Crews Tearing Up Roads for Tolna Coulee Culvert Construction

March 28, 2012 in WDAZ

(WDAZ-TV) – Crews were tearing out roads in Nelson County on Wednesday to install culverts as part of the Tolna Coulee. That construction will hopefully relieve some flooding issues, but is getting in the way of everyday life for rural residents. 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

Corps invites public input on proposed Tolna Coulee structure operating plan

January 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public input on its proposed operating plan for the Tolna Coulee Advance Measures control structure being built in Nelson County, N.D. The document will be used by the project’s non-federal sponsor, the North Dakota State Water Commission, to operate the structure. Continue Reading

City of Devils Lake drops appeal of Tolna Coulee structure

October 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Devils Lake City Commission’s unanimous vote reverses the city’s opposition to a control structure, which city leaders have called a dam that would provide relief to people downstream but would further exacerbate flooding problems in the Upper Devils Lake Basin. Continue Reading

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Army Corps Opens Bids for Tolna Coulee Control Structure

September 13, 2011 in WDAZ

DEVILS LAKE (WDAZ-TV) – The Army Corps of Engineers opened bids Tuesday for the control structure at the Tolna Coulee and the city of Devils Lake continues to fight the state water commission to re-gain control of the land the structure will be built on. Continue Reading