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Associated Press, Published March 21 2013

2-foot rise on Devils Lake almost assured

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Recent snowfall has increased the chances of a 2-foot rise on Devils Lake this summer.

The National Weather Service says the chance is now about 90 percent, up from about 50 percent earlier this month.

The latest flood outlook from the weather service says there is about a 25 percent chance the lake will surpass its record elevation of 1,454.3 feet above sea level, set in June 2011. A levee system protects the city of Devils Lake from a much higher elevation.

The lake on Thursday was at 1,451.5 feet.


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