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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

A North Dakota oil primer

May 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

U.S. Geological Survey offers answers to frequently asked questions about the Bakken FormationWill the oil gushing from the Bakken Formation in western North Dakota someday free the United States from dependence on foreign oil? Just how much oil is out there? Does the Bakken contain more oil than Saudi Arabia? Continue Reading

A LOT OF WATER: Flooded Devils Lake acquiring 3 million gallons a minute

April 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

More water is flowing into Devils Lake from the upper basin this spring than any time since the record Flood of 1997. A total volume of 7,332 cubic feet per second was recorded Friday. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Trust Hamm’s instincts on N.D. oil play

December 5, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

When the billionaire oil man says N.D. merits a new assessment of its oil potential, state leaders should listen. Continue Reading