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Published September 02, 2010, 10:06 AM

Devils Lake Levee to be Raised

The Army Corps of Engineers has hired a Minnesota company to raise part of the levee six feet to better protect the city of Devils Lake from the body of water with the same name.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers has hired a Minnesota company to raise part of the levee six feet to better protect the city of Devils Lake from the body of water with the same name.

The $3.84 million project was awarded to Versacon of Maple Grove, Minn., to continue the second phase of improvements to the levee.

The lake has more than tripled in size since 1993 because of a series of wet years.

Versacon will raise the embankment to 1,466 feet elevation over a 5,000-foot-long section east of Highway 20.

The work will include widening the embankment to handle the additional height.

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