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A devil of a lake indeed

Published 08/20/2010, Grand Forks Herald

Years ago, whenever there was a heavy summer rain, the water would run over the roads at places around the township. Everyone would drive around looking at the fields and the flooding. We would all stop at those corners where the water was washing over the roads and discuss how it might be possible to prevent that from happening in the future. We all knew, though, that there really wasn’t much we could do. For one thing, how big a diversion should we build? The next storm might bring a lot more water, or it might be years before the flooding would happen again. On a much larger scale, that is what is happening to our neighbors to the west. Devils Lake is getting flooded, and no matter what is done, it never seems to be enough.

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