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Published April 03, 2013, 05:19 PM

Weather projections say Devils Lake will rise two feet

Devils Lake, ND (WDAY TV) - Warm temperatures and rain could speed the spring run-off in Devils Lake.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Devils Lake, ND (WDAY TV) - Warm temperatures and rain could speed the spring run-off in Devils Lake.

National weather service projections already say the lake is likely to rise at least two feet this summer. But a forecast for weekend rain means much of the snow pack could wash into the lake sooner than expected.

The ground is largely still frozen, which means it can't absorb moisture as it melts.

Jeff Frith, Devils Lake Basin Joint Board: “When you get rain on top of that frozen soil there's nowhere for that moisture to go other than come down to the lake here and have a much more rapid rise than what we would like to see.”

Temporary drains will be available to help farmers with flooded land and roads.

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