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Published March 13, 2010, 08:58 PM

Zap And Beulah Flood Protection

Water is being released from Lake Ilo in Dunn County in an effort to alleviate flooding in Zap and Beulah this spring.

KILLDEER, N.D. (AP) - Water is being released from Lake Ilo in

Dunn County in an effort to alleviate flooding in Zap and Beulah

this spring.

Lake Ilo National Wildlife Refuge manager Kory Richardson says

it is the first time such action has been taken.

Richardson says Lake Ilo is about 1½ feet low, and the

additional 2 feet of release into Spring Creek will provide more

room for snowmelt runoff. It also will help clear the creek channel

of ice and snow to enable runoff to move through more efficiently.

Spring Creek flows through Zap. Last year it caused havoc in the

town's park and threatened a few homes. The creek empties into the

Knife River just west of Beulah and contributed to high water that

flooded about 80 homes in that town last spring.

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