Zap And Beulah Flood ProtectionWater 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
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.