Hoeven holds roundtable in Devils Lake today

Staff Writer
Devils Lake Journal
Sen. John Hoeven

Senator John Hoeven will lead a ground tour of the nearly completed Devils Lake embankment project today, Wednesday, Oct. 8, and host a roundtable review of the city’s flood protection with local leaders.

The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday morning Hoeven will lead a ground tour of the Devils Lake embankment and pump stations with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials, the Devils Lake Joint Water Resource Board and county and city officials to inspect the progress of the nearly completed embankment project.

The Senator has worked to secure total cost of more than $500 million since 2009 to address flood protection, roads and property losses in the region. Since his tenure as governor, Hoeven has worked to address Devils Lake flooding with a three-pronged approach: retaining water in the upper basin; mitigation of existing homes, roads and other infrastructure and outlets on the lake to manage and control releases of water. Today’s review of the embankment marks the culmination of a long effort to protect the Devils Lake community from flooding.                                    

Following the tour, the senator will lead a roundtable discussion with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Devils Lake Joint Water Resource Board and county and city officials regarding flood management, the closing of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers field office and the completion of the embankment project that protects the City of Devils Lake.