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Forecasts are not available for the Devils Lake near Devils Lake. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Historic Crests
(1) 1,454.30 ft on 06/27/2011
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Recent Crests
(1) 1,450.33 ft on 07/08/2020
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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).
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 (January 2010).
1456 Amtrak service from Grand Forks to Devils Lake affected due to water on track.
1455 Current dike protection level (2006; without freeboard). 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 mi.
1447.2 Devils Lake at 195 sq mi.
1447.1 Devils Lake spilled into Stump Lake (August 1999; previous overflow in the 1820s).
1447 Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM). Devils Lake at 191 sq mi.
1446.5 Approximate height of Jerusalem Coulee from East Lake to West Stump Lake (surveyed by ND SWC 2021).
1438.4 Devils Lake at 140 sq mi. First recorded lake level (1867).
1422.4 Devils Lake at 68 sq mi (October 1992).
1400.9 Devils Lake at 10 sq mi (October 1940).

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