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Published September 10, 2012, 08:42 PM

Sheyenne Water Quality at Acceptable Levels

A water quality study shows sulfate levels in the Sheyenne River are in line with recommended levels.

By: WDAZ Staff Reports, WDAZ

A water quality study shows sulfate levels in the Sheyenne River are in line with recommended levels.

Water from Devils Lake outlets increase sulfate levels in the Sheyenne but after the North Dakota Department of Health tested water at various spots in the river everything checks out okay. The highest level recorded was 802 parts per million near Cooperstown. The department of health recommends sulfate levels not exceed 750 parts per million. But an executive order from Governor Jack Dalrymple relaxed restrictions to help move water off Devils Lake more quickly. The state helped Valley City compensate for increased sulfate levels by providing more than $20 million for a new water treatment facility that opened last month.

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