07 2012 »

Devils Lake Solutions in Action Water Tour set for June 20th

By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald

The annual Devils Lake water tour will be June 20.

The tour, called the Devils Lake Solutions in Action Water Tour, is co-sponsored by the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board and the North Dakota Water Education Foundation.

The daylong event will include flooded areas, as well as new flood control measures. Among the stops are: Ackerman Acres Resort, which was built east of the city of Devils Lake; Stump Lake Park; the East End Outlet; and the Tolna Coulee Control Structure. The last two will begin operation this month.

Flooded agricultural areas include eastern Ramsey County and western Nelson County, the latter including the Fenster Slough area and McHugh Slough/Lake Laretta.

Water-related presentations will be provided by: Suzie Kenner, Devils Lake Tourism Director; Bruce Engelhardt, water engineer with the North Dakota State Water Commission; and Jeff Frith, manager of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board.

The cost of the tour, which begins and ends in Devils Lake, is $20. That includes transportation, informational materials, meals, refreshments and a one-year subscription to North Dakota Water magazine.

For more information or to register, visit www.ndwater.com or contact the North Dakota Water Education Foundation at             701-223-8332       or ndwaterusers@btinet.net.

Courtesy of Grand Forks Herald.

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