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Devils Lake Outlook Updated
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) The National Weather Service says Devils Lake will probably not exceed its record elevation this year.

The Grand Forks Herald reports that the new outlook indicates a 50-50 chance that the lake will exceed an elevation of 1,453.3 feet this year, and just a 10 percent chance that it will surpass the record 1,454.3 feet above sea level set in 2011.

The lake elevation dropped about 3 feet in 2012, partly because of a yearlong mini-drought and an expanded outlet system that moved about a foot of water to the Sheyenne River.

Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board manager Jeff Frith says the news is a little better but it's still a concern. He says the area is still going to lose some acres and some roads.