Devils Lake has reached the 1,453.8-foot elevation predicted last month by the National Weather Service. But without a lot more rain, it isn’t likely to get much higher and should not threaten the record elevation of 1,454.3 feet, which was set in 2011, according to officials.
Since the late 1990s, a number of North Dakota lakes have lost their fisheries because of declining water levels. Now, after near-record snows last winter and abundant rain this summer and fall, many of them are “topped off” again and have the potential to support fish.
The Red River has dropped just below major flood stage in Fargo but many communities in North Dakota still are threatened with high water.
The National Weather Service said the Red was at 29.66 feet at mid-afternoon Sunday. Flood stage in Fargo is 18 feet and major flood stage is 30 feet.
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