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Devils Lake at 05056665 Stump Lake near Lakota ND Stage (ft)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesESLN8(plotting HPIRG) Graph Created (12:33PM Mar 21, 2019)Flood Stage is 0.1 ft
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Datum: NGVD29

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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Devils Lake at 05056665 Stump Lake near Lakota ND. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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1459 Stump/Devils Lake overflows into Sheyenne River via Tolna Coulee (pre-clean-out of Jan 2010).
1458 Tolna Coulee Control Structure spill height (May 2012).Tolna Coulee clean-out height (Jan 2010).
1455.9 Elevation of State Highway 1; raised in 2001.
1454.4 Record level - July 2, 2011.
1451.6 Provisional Daily Average Stage on 02 May 2010 (1451.60).
1451.5 Nelson County Road #27 flooded.
1448 Nelson County Road #23 (North) flooded.
1447 OLD height of Jerusalem Outlet (pre 1997).
1446.5 Devils Lake - Stump lake equalization level - height of Jerusalem channel.
1435 Nelson County Road #23A flooded.
1434 Nelson County Road #23 (middle) flooded.
1425 Nelson County Road #23 (South) and County Road #15 flooded.
1406 Nelson County Raod #4 flooded.
1339 West and East Stump Lakes merge.
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Latitude: 47.868611° N, Longitude: 98.357500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 0.1 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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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 East Stump Lake gage is 0.000 ft referenced to NGVD29 (USGS uses 1400.000 ft re NGVD29 for their GZD).

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