All of those living along the Sheyenne will be placed in more flooding danger as a result of such an action, and all of the downstream effects should be studied and determined before any action to do this is taken.
Tolna Coulee Control Structure also expected to be operational by June Construction of the East Devils Lake outlet and Tolna Coulee Control Structure are nearing completion, with both expected to be operational by June. The $9 million control structure is expected to be finished within a week. Meanwhile, contractors will begin repairing roads that were damaged by the construction as soon as the major projects are completed, according to Ron Rauschenberger, chief of staff for Gov. Jack Dalrymple.
Now that Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s minions have strolled into Minco Township with their bags of cash and convinced the locals that a 5-mile pipeline across the township at a cost of $80 million to $100 million is a wonderful idea, it’s full speed ahead.
The State Water Commission has not done studies to show what the results of adding Devils Lake water to the Sheyenne will be. Better to claim ignorance now, register surprise later and claim responsibility — never.
Devils Lake Outlet up and running, but other options still on the table Devils Lake has minimum risk of rising even another half foot this year, even with the recent 4-inch rain, which raised the elevation to a record of 1,452 feet above sea level this week, just 6 feet below its natural overflow elevation.
Why in heaven’s name did all these farmers dig so many ditches? Was it a hobby, something to do to pass the time? No, it created productive land and, for generations, they have made a living farming it.
The Army Corps of Engineers held a meeting Tuesday night to talk about the project to raise the levee protecting the city, which should be completed by the end of 2012. But much of the talk was about an outlet.
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