Rising Lake Puts Corps in Hot Water

The federal government has spent $350 million building levees and moving homes as a rising lake that has already drowned 20,000 acres of land threatens to start a historic flood.
September 12, 2000, 4pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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North Dakota's Devils Lake is a closed basin with a rising water level that threatens to overflow causing a historic flood. The federal government has spent $350 million building levees and moving homes but the rising lake has already drowned 20,000 acres of land. The Army Corps of Engineers is studying a controversial proposal to create an emergency outlet for the rising water level.

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Published on Monday, September 11, 2000 in The Washington Post
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