If you notice any errors in the below information, please contact our Webmaster
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.
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.
Tolna Coulee clean-out height (Jan 2010).
Amtrak service from Grand Forks to Devils Lake affected due to water on track. (14 Mar 13)
Current dike protection level (2006). Combined area of Devils and Stump Lakes would be 227 sq mi.
**** Record level - June 27, 2011 - USGS Max Daily Average ****
ND SWC Devils Lake pump-down target for state's outlets operations.
Drainage problems for Minnewaukan. Ramsey CO Hwy 2 affected.
Devils Lake at 213 sq mi.
US Hwy 281 (North of Minnewaukan) closed during high winds.
Devils Lake at 202 sq mil.
Devils Lake at 195 sq mi (Jul 1999).
Devils Lake spills into Stump Lake in Aug 1999 (previous overflow in the 1820's).
Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM). Devils Lake at 191 sq mi.
Approximate height of Jerusalem Coulee from East Lake to West Stump Lake (surveyed by ND SWC 2021).
Devils Lake at 140 Sq Mi - first recorded lake level (1867).
Devils Lake at 68 sq mi (Oct 1992).
Devils Lake at 10 sq mi area (Oct 1940).