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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Water Tour brings three bus loads through Lake Region

  • The first of the North Dakota Water Foundation’s 2012 tours was held right here in the Lake Region Wednesday as over 100 people from around the state and beyond hopped three massive buses in the Ramsey County Courthouse parking lot.

     


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  • The first of the North Dakota Water Foundation’s 2012 tours was held right here in the Lake Region Wednesday as over 100 people from around the state and beyond hopped three massive buses in the Ramsey County Courthouse parking lot.
    The first stop - Ackerman Acres
    The “Devils Lake: Solutions in Action” tour brought these individuals to Ackerman Acres Resort where they were greeted by Neal Ackerman and his family.
    Ackerman shared the story of how their resort came into existence and all they have spent and done to maintain it in the face of a continually rising lake and changing lakeshore. He was introduced by Jeff Frith manager of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board.
    Fenster Slough & beyond
    From Ackerman Acres the tour headed east and north to the Fenster Slough area and then towards Stump Lake Park and the historic pavillion for lunch and a presentation from Bruce Engelhardt of the State Water Commission.
    From there the tour headed to the East Devils Lake Outlet to view the progress there at the intake area, then to the outflow area and the Tolna Coulee Control Structure.
    Other tours
    Two of the foundation’s tours set for this summer focus on Devils Lake, Wednesday’s and  on Sept. 6 the “Devils Lake: Infrastructure Inundation and Protection” tour – three if you add the “Sites along the Sheyenne” tour set for Aug. 15. Increased inflows to the Sheyenne from the Devils Lake outlets make that area a concern to the region, as well.
    The other tours sponsored by the group include Fargo-Moorhead Flood Facilities - July 12, Innovations in Irrigation - July 18 and Managing the "Mighty" Mouse - August 2.
    For more information, contact: North Dakota Water Education Foundation (701) 223-8332 or (701) 223-4645 (fax) or ndwaterusers@btinet.net.
    For more photos from this event, see "Photos" on this website.
     
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