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Devils Lake at 05056500 Devils Lake at Creel Bay Pool (ft)Observed: 1448.29 ft at 11:15AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.29 ft at 11:30AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.29 ft at 11:45AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 12:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.29 ft at 12:15PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 12:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.29 ft at 12:45PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 1:15PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 1:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.29 ft at 1:45PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.29 ft at 2:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 2:15PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.29 ft at 2:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.31 ft at 2:45PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.29 ft at 3:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.32 ft at 3:15PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.31 ft at 3:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 3:45PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.3 ft at 4:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.31 ft at 4:15PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 4:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.3 ft at 4:45PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 5:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.24 ft at 5:15PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 5:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 5:45PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 6:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 6:15PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 6:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 6:45PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.29 ft at 7:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 7:15PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.31 ft at 7:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 7:45PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 8:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.3 ft at 8:15PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 8:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 8:45PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 9:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.24 ft at 9:15PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 9:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 9:45PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 10:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 10:15PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 10:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 10:45PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 11:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.3 ft at 11:15PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 11:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 11:45PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 1448.29 ft at 12:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 12:15AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 12:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 12:45AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 1:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 1:15AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.29 ft at 1:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 1:45AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 2:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 2:15AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 2:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 2:45AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 3:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 3:15AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 3:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 3:45AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 4:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 4:15AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 4:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 4:45AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.29 ft at 5:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 5:15AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 5:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.33 ft at 5:45AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 6:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 6:15AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.31 ft at 6:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 6:45AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 7:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.32 ft at 7:15AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 7:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 7:45AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.29 ft at 8:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 8:15AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 8:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.3 ft at 8:45AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 9:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.3 ft at 9:15AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.32 ft at 9:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.3 ft at 9:45AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.32 ft at 10:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.34 ft at 10:15AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.31 ft at 10:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.33 ft at 10:45AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.34 ft at 11:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.3 ft at 11:15AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.33 ft at 11:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.33 ft at 11:45AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 12:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.31 ft at 12:15PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.32 ft at 12:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 12:45PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.3 ft at 1:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.3 ft at 1:15PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 1:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.3 ft at 1:45PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.3 ft at 2:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.29 ft at 2:15PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.34 ft at 2:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.3 ft at 2:45PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.31 ft at 3:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.36 ft at 3:15PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.34 ft at 3:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.34 ft at 3:45PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.37 ft at 4:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.34 ft at 4:15PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.34 ft at 4:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.33 ft at 4:45PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 5:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.3 ft at 5:15PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.31 ft at 5:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 5:45PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 6:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.3 ft at 6:15PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 6:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.34 ft at 6:45PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.33 ft at 7:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 7:15PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.29 ft at 7:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 7:45PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 8:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 8:15PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.23 ft at 8:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.22 ft at 8:45PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.29 ft at 9:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.33 ft at 9:15PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.29 ft at 9:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.33 ft at 9:45PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 10:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.37 ft at 10:15PM Oct 19, 2018Highest Observation: 1448.38 ft at 10:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.33 ft at 10:45PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.24 ft at 11:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.35 ft at 11:15PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.32 ft at 11:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.2 ft at 11:45PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 1448.29 ft at 12:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 12:15AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.23 ft at 12:30AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.31 ft at 12:45AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 1:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.23 ft at 1:15AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.31 ft at 1:30AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 1:45AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 2:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.29 ft at 2:15AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.23 ft at 2:30AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.24 ft at 2:45AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 3:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.22 ft at 3:15AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 3:30AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 3:45AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 4:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 4:15AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 4:30AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.24 ft at 4:45AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 5:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 5:15AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 5:30AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 5:45AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.29 ft at 6:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 6:15AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 6:30AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 6:45AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 7:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 7:15AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 7:30AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.24 ft at 7:45AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 8:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 8:15AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 8:30AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 8:45AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 9:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 9:15AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.29 ft at 9:30AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 9:45AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.23 ft at 10:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 10:15AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.23 ft at 10:30AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.23 ft at 10:45AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 11:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.23 ft at 11:15AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.24 ft at 11:30AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 11:45AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.22 ft at 12:00PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 12:15PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 12:30PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.22 ft at 12:45PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 1:00PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 1:15PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.24 ft at 1:30PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 1:45PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 2:00PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.23 ft at 2:15PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 2:30PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 2:45PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.24 ft at 3:00PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 3:15PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.24 ft at 3:30PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.23 ft at 3:45PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 4:00PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.23 ft at 4:15PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.23 ft at 4:30PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 4:45PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.22 ft at 5:00PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.24 ft at 5:15PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.26 ft at 5:30PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.22 ft at 5:45PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.24 ft at 6:00PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.24 ft at 6:15PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.23 ft at 6:30PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 6:45PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.24 ft at 7:00PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.23 ft at 7:15PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.24 ft at 7:30PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 7:45PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.23 ft at 8:00PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 8:15PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.24 ft at 8:30PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 8:45PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.22 ft at 9:00PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.22 ft at 9:15PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 9:30PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.22 ft at 9:45PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.24 ft at 10:00PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 10:15PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.23 ft at 10:30PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 10:45PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.27 ft at 11:00PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 11:15PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 11:30PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.25 ft at 11:45PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 1448.24 ft at 12:00AM Oct 21, 2018Observed: 1448.28 ft at 12:15AM Oct 21, 2018Observed: 1448.2 ft at 12:30AM Oct 21, 2018Observed: 1448.2 ft at 12:45AM Oct 21, 2018Observed: 1448.24 ft at 1:00AM Oct 21, 2018USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesDCBN8(plotting HPIRG) Graph Created (1:48AM Oct 21, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 1448.24 ft at 1:00 AM CDT 21-Oct-2018. Flood Stage is 0.1 ft
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Historic Crests
(1) 1,454.30 ft on 06/27/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 1,453.72 ft on 06/28/2014
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Low Water Records
(1) 1,400.87 ft on 10/24/1940
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1460 Top of Dike raised to this elevation in 2006 (current dike protection level plus 5.0 feet of freeboard equal top of dike elevation).During the recession of the last Ice Age, glacial Lake Minnewaukan spilled into Sheyenne river via Stoney Lake-Long Lake, Twin Lake, and Tolna Coulee channels.
1459 Prior to January 2010, the height that Devils Lake/Stump Lake spills into Sheyenne River through Tolna Coulee. Combined area of Devils and Stump Lakes would be 450 sq mi.
1458 Tolna Coulee clean-out height (Jan 2010).
1456 Amtrak service from Grand Forks to Devils Lake affected due to water on track. (14 Mar 13)
1455 Current dike protection level (2006). Combined area of Devils and Stump Lakes would be 227 sq mi.
1454.3 **** Record level - June 27, 2011 - USGS Max Daily Average ****
1450 ND SWC Devils Lake pump-down target for state's outlets operations.
1449.2 Drainage problems for Minnewaukan. Ramsey CO Hwy 2 affected.
1449 Devils Lake at 213 sq mi.
1448.3 US Hwy 281 (North of Minnewaukan) closed during high winds.
1448 Devils Lake at 202 sq mil.
1447.2 Devils Lake at 195 sq mi (Jul 1999).
1447.1 Devils Lake spills into Stump Lake in Aug 1999 (previous overflow in the 1820's).
1447 Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM). Devils Lake at 191 sq mi.
1446 Approximate height of Jerusalem Coulee from East Lake to West Stump Lake.
1438.4 Devils Lake at 140 Sq Mi - first recorded lake level (1867).
1422.4 Devils Lake at 68 sq mi (Oct 1992).
1400.9 Devils Lake at 10 sq mi area (Oct 1940).
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Latitude: 48.099444° N, Longitude: 98.902778° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 0.1 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available The NWS Gage Zero Datum for the Devils Lake at Creel Bay gage is 0.000 ft referenced to NGVD29 (USGS uses 1400.000 ft re NGVD29 for their GZD).

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