The Lake Region got the good news that a new outlet on the east end of Devils Lake could be functioning by June 2012. But representatives from District 15 say the Devils Lake Basin still has a long road ahead.
Gov. calls for 'unprecedented support'
Governor Jack Dalrymple on Wednesday called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to modify its Wetlands Reserve Program to better serve landowners who continue to lose ground and earnings to the rising Devils Lake.
A water-control structure should be built quickly near Devils Lake to ease a looming threat that its salty water will overflow into the Sheyenne River and cause widespread flooding downstream, North Dakota's chief engineer told lawmakers Thursday.
After a little more than three months, an Interagency Task Force from Washington has released its recommendations on combating Devils Lake flooding. Ramsey County Commissioner, Joe Belford, describes the 41-page report as something of a disappointment.
A federal working group's report on Devils Lake flooding released Tuesday recommends immediate steps to protect downstream communities from potential disaster and supports the state's efforts to move more water off the expanding lake.
Government officials from the United States and Canada agreed Friday that the rising waters of North Dakota's Devils Lake could be devastating to residents on both sides of the border and something must be done.
Some questions are being raised in the Lake Region about some pumps that were supposed to be used to drain the Great Salt Lake.
Residents are wondering if they could be used to help with the flooding of Devils Lake.
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