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Lee Williams, right, and Keith and Darlene Forde lost most of their original farms after the flooding Devils Lake spilled into Stump Lake more than a decade ago. They are among the Devils Lake residents advocating the use of the natural outlet of Devils Lake from Stump Lake to the Tolna Coulee to help lower the lake elevation and provide additional relief to beleaguered residents. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Despite new Devils Lake outlets, support remains for Tolna Coulee releases

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TOLNA -- Devils Lake Basin officials are renewing a campaign to allow water from Stump Lake to flow naturally to the Tolna Coulee, even though more than $100 million has been spent in the past decade to build outlets that pump a maximum of 600 cubic feet of water per second to the Sheyenne River about five months a year.

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