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Published May 17, 2011, 08:09 PM

Some Frustrated at Tolna Coulee Corps of Engineers Meeting

The Tolna Coulee has gotten its fair share of publicity lately, and on Tuesday night, it got a little more. The Army Corps of Engineers held a meeting to address misconceptions of the Devils Lake flood control project and to seek public input.

The Tolna Coulee has gotten its fair share of publicity lately, and on Tuesday night, it got a little more. The Army Corps of Engineers held a meeting to address misconceptions of the Devils Lake flood control project and to seek public input.

The entire north side of the gym, both top and bottom, was full of people who, toward the end of the meeting, were questioning why they were there.

Frustration levels were high at times during the meeting. Officials said if water from Stump and Devils Lake were to flow uncontrolled, more than $100 million in damage would be caused in Valley city in Lisbon.

That's a fact that didn't sit well with those in the basin.

The stoplog structure was questioned as to if the logs would be replaced after the water had gone down a certain amount.

But one of the biggest concerns that meeting-goers thought was not addressed was what is going to be done that benefits people in the lake region.

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