Accession Number : ADA140674

Title :   Red River of the North Reconnaissance Report: Devils Lake Subbasin.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : GULF SOUTH RESEARCH INST BATON ROUGE LA

PDF Url : ADA140674

Report Date : Dec 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : The purpose of a reconnaissance study is to provide an overview of the water and related land resource problems and needs within a particular geographic area, to identify planning objectives, to assess potential solutions and problems, to determine priorities for immediate and longrange action, and to identify the capabilities of various governmental units for implementing the actions. The information developed in this report has been combined with information developed in the other subbasin reports to produce a main report covering the basin as a whole. The various flood control measures discussed in this and in other subbasin reports are combined in the main report to develop the outline of an integrated flood control plan for the basin within the context of a comprehensive plan. The Devils Lake subbasin is located in the northwest corner of the Red River Basin, and it encompasses portions of nine countries in North Dakota. Flood damages in the subbasin normally occur in March through May as snowmelt runoff overflows the banks of streams and coulees, innundating thousands of acres of cropland. Blocked culverts, inadequate bridges and graded highways contribute to the subbasin's flood problems.

Descriptors :   *Watersheds, North Dakota, Streams, Lakes, Water resources, Environments, Flooding, Flood control

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE