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Forecasts are not available for the Devils Lake at 05056500 Devils Lake at Creel Bay. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at 05056665 Stump Lake near Lakota ND
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Historic Crests
(1) 1,454.30 ft on 06/27/2011
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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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