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Remember to look *up!*It's 7:14 in the morning as I drink my coffee outside. I'm 10 miles north of Valley City on my prairie meadow hill overlooking the vast Sheyenne River Valley. The weather is anyt... Posted on 11/28/11 at 9:50 AM
THE RACING LIFE Bumper To Bumper
Some close racing action tonight at Sheyenne River Speedway in Lisbon, ND!
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THE VIEW FROM THE EDGE OF TOWN the North Bridge
If It Doesn’t Kill You, It Makes You Stronger!
But it still might hurt a bit.
The Sheyenne River that meanders through Lisbon was the source of untold adventures for me and my best friends as we... Posted on 9/3/09 at 6:51 AM
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.
The North Dakota state engineer has affirmed the state’s permit to operate the new Devils Lake East End Outlet. Todd Sando, in a memo to the State Water Commission, said the state has met or will meet all requirements in the operation of the new outlet, which will drain a maximum of 350 cubic feet of water per second from East Devils Lake.
A woman died after she went into the Sheyenne River to save her dog Friday morning. After rescue crews pulled the woman’s body out of the river, the dog jumped back into the river and drowned, said Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath.
State Engineer Todd Sando tells KZZY radio that the outlet starting moving excess lake water into the Sheyenne River on Monday and should be running at capacity by the end of the month. That is when two pumps will be back from a facility in California where they were sent for repairs last November.
Crews spent the past week erecting giant utility poles along county and township roads to provide electricity to two massive construction projects under way in the Devils Lake Basin — the $80 million to $90 million East Devils Lake Outlet and the $9 million Tolna Coulee Control Structure.
Project designed to alleviate downstream flooding The Devils Lake City Commission’s unanimous vote reverses the city’s opposition to a control structure, which city leaders have called a dam that would provide relief to people downstream but would further exacerbate flooding problems in the Upper Devils Lake Basin.
The Devils Lake City Commission today will consider selling land it owns along the Tolna Coulee to the state of North Dakota for the construction of a control structure designed to prevent serious downstream flooding.
The action clears one hurdle for the state to build an outlet from East Devils Lake to the Tolna Coulee. The only hurdle now is the city's official opposition to the state's plans to build a control structure on the Tolna Coulee -- to prevent an uncontrolled spill of the flooded Devils Lake Basin to the Sheyenne River. But that issue will be discussed at a meeting Wednesday.
“We can’t handle any more,” Bob Wittenberg said, clutching a “Save the Sheyenne River” sign in front of City Hall here. That attitude greeted Gov. Jack Dalrymple as he arrived Thursday in flood-weary Valley City to explain a proposed third outlet for Devils Lake.
The Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board voted unanimously today to endorse a state plan to build a third Devils Lake outlet, to apply for a drainage permit and to acquire the necessary easements to get the project done. “Too many years have gone by where we allowed the lake to manage our lives,” Gov Jack Dalrymple, who attended the meeting, told the board. “We need to get to the point where we are managing the lake, not our lives.”
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