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Published June 25, 2013, 04:07 PM

East end Devils Lake outlet back online

The East End outlet on Devils Lake is back online after being shut down for a few days because of downstream flooding. The outlets were cut off after five inches of rain fell on Valley City last week.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ

The East End outlet on Devils Lake is back online after being shut down for a few days because of downstream flooding. The outlets were cut off after five inches of rain fell on Valley City last week.

Extra water from the outlets could have made the flooding worse. Joe Belford of the Red River Basin Commission toured Valley City after the storm. He says the precaution was needed, but now the pumps are back online after the Sheyenne River downstream calmed down. Belford says if heavy rains fall again in Valley City the pumps would likely be need to shut off again.

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