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Published April 02, 2010, 09:14 PM

Devils Lake Hits New Record

Devils Lake hit a new record level today. The National Weather Service says the lake rose to 1450.78 feet earlier today. That break's last summer's record setting height of 1450.73 feet.

Devils Lake hit a new record level today.

The National Weather Service says the lake rose to 1450.78 feet earlier today.

That break's last summer's record setting height of 1450.73 feet.

There's a 90-percent chance the lake will get to 1452 feet in the coming months.

The lake rise will depend largely on spring and summer rainfall.

Devils Lake Mayor Fred Bott says the lake rise of that magnitude won't affect the city of Devils Lake so much, but more the neighboring town of Minnewaukan.

Residents there held a meeting Thursday night to talk about flooding and solutions to protect the town, and its school from the lake.

The community is looking at the possibility of dikes on the east end of town and around the school parking lot... but no decision has been made yet.

If the lake rises the expected two feet, it will then be within two feet of the elevation of the floor of the school's gym.

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