Associated Press, Published March 30 2010
FEMA administrator to visit Devils Lake BasinDEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — Sen. Kent Conrad says Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate will visit the Devils Lake Basin later this spring to get a firsthand look at flooding.
Devils Lake has risen about 27 feet and tripled in size since 1993 because of a series of wet years. The National Weather Service says the lake is almost certain to reach 1,452 feet this summer.
Ramsey County Emergency Manager Tim Heisler (HYS'-lur) says about 165 homes might have to be moved.
Each 1-foot increase in the Devils Lake elevation also puts another 10,000 acres of land under water.
The lake was at 1,450.52 feet on Tuesday.
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