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Connie Vandermay/FOCUS A cement dike on Devil's Lake was built with 8,000-pound cement blocks to protect the land from ice push - a natural phenomenon that gives ice enough pressure to push through sand dikes and even homes. A proposed plan to use excess lake water to irrigate neighboring fields in order to lower water levels will be brought to a vote among homeowners at the end of June.

Devil's Lake homeowners face more flooding

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Six homes and cabins along Devil's Lake near Perham have become unlivable in the past year as water levels inch upward.

Though down slightly from last spring, the lake is still three to four feet above normal high water levels. Torrential rains like the area saw this past Memorial Day weekend, which dropped an estimated five inches, only add to the problem.


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