Roads to nowhere (via Northern Notes Blog)

Mouse and Missouri River flood stories have been on everybody’s minds this year.

But there’s another flood in North Dakota that has been happening for years and keeps getting worse.

Northern Plains Electric, a Class C member of Basin Electric, recently produced a video which shows the devastation and explains how much worse it could get.

Devil's Lake flood - Northern Plains ElectricFor the past 18 years, Devils Lake in North Dakota has been on a rampage, consuming 170,000 acres of farmland from the region's farmers since 1993. According to North Dakota State University, it has caused an economic loss of $195 million and stolen 1,100 jobs. It has inundated at least two communities and imposed on countless homes and farms. To date, It has cost US taxpayers $1 billion. Stakeholders struggle to maintain the infrastructure requi … Read More

via Northern Notes Blog

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  1. Kirsti C says:

    Thanks for sharing!

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