Devils Lake flood outlook changes littleDEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — The flood outlook for Devils Lake has changed little over the past month. A record rise is still almost certain.
By: Associated Press, Associated Press
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — The flood outlook for Devils Lake has changed little over the past month. A record rise is still almost certain.
The National Weather Service puts the chance at near 100 percent that the lake will rise 3 feet and top 1,450 feet.
There's about a 65 percent chance the lake will rise 4 feet from the level of 1,447.2 feet where it froze this winter.
The record high for Devils Lake is 1,449.2 feet in May 2006.
The dike that protects the city of Devils Lake is at an elevation of 1,460 feet and provides protection up to a lake level of 1,454 feet. The Army Corps of Engineers is planning to add another 5 feet to the top of the dike, to bring it to an elevation of 1,465 feet. Construction could take up to three years and cost about $100 million.
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