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Published July 21, 2010, 10:38 AM

Water in Devils Lake to be tested for sulfate levels

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - If water is let out of Devils Lake, drinking water in Fargo could be filled with higher levels of sulfate, something the city can't treat right now.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo is getting a 275 thousand dollar grant to test water in Devils Lake. People can have digestive problems if they drink water with high levels of sulfates.

“We want to be part of the Devils Lake solution so we're really excited to take this first step, get some funding to be able to tell us what we might have in order to prepare ourselves to deal with those.”

Sulfates won't be a problem for Moorhead in the short tem, but in the long run, city leaders worry sulfate could slip through the Sheyenne and into the Red River.