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Published February 23, 2011, 04:07 AM

Devils Lake Leaders Say Water-removal Goal Remains

The city of Devils Lake has decided to give the state more time to work on options for getting more water off the flooded lake of the same name.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — The city of Devils Lake has decided to give the state more time to work on options for getting more water off the flooded lake of the same name.

The City Commission on Tuesday night had been expected to talk about seeking state permission to further lower the Tolna Coulee, a natural outlet between the lake and the Sheyenne River if the lake gets high enough. Some work already has been done to remove sediment from the coulee to lower the natural overflow point.

KZZY radio reports that the idea was not specifically addressed but Commission Vice President Rick Morse says the city will not back away from its goal of getting more water off the lake, which is expected to rise to a record level this year.

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