Devils Lake Nd Swallows Land
Devils Lake Nd Swallows Land – Devils Lake in North Dakota has been described by some locals as a “slow growing monster.” The lake is huge, and it continues to steadily expand each year, taking over more land. So far, it has swallowed thousands of acres including hundreds of buildings and two towns in its rising waters.
The lake keeps growing because there is no natural river or stream to carry the water away when it rains and the snow melts. The lake has climbed within 6 feet of overflowing, causing fear that some downstream towns could potentially be washed away.
Scientists think that the pattern of heavy rain and snow that caused the issue in the first place could continue for at least another decade. A number of residents, whose homes sit on the brink of destruction, are already making plans to move away from the lake. 72 year old Joe Belford, who has lived in Devils Lake for his entire life, now spends most of his time working on a way to control the lake.
Devils Lake is the largest freshwater body of water in North Dakota. The shoreline is around 1,000 miles long, and it is up to 75 feet deep in some locations. Tourists from around the world stop to take a look at it, not knowing the destruction that the lake could one day cause. As locals and politicians search for a way to put a stop to the rapid spreading of the lake, it has become clear that they are running out of options.
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