Rally scheduled at Devils Lake's natural outletResidents who live near the Devils Lake have planned a rally Monday afternoon at the lake's natural outlet.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — Residents who live near the Devils Lake have planned a rally Monday afternoon at the lake's natural outlet.
Organizers of Citizens United to Regain Equity, or CURE, say they believe digging out the Tolna Coulee would be cheaper and more effective than the state's plan for an east-end outlet. They've asked demonstrators to bring shovels in a symbolic show of support.
Devils Lake has quadrupled in size since 1993 because of a series of wet years and swallowed up more than 160,000 acres of farmland. The lake is 2 feet above last year's record elevation and less than 4 feet from the spill elevation.
The state believes an east-end outlet is a better option because of possible delays with environmental studies and potential lawsuits over a Tolna Coulee project.