Mother Nature In Charge: Jeff Frith - When the Water Came

Jeff Frith, manager of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board, explains how the flooding of Devils Lake began in 1993 with some areas of the basin getting nearly thirty inches of rain that year. The fall of 2008 through the spring of 2009 brought more rain and snow, causing a dramatic rise in the lake. Frith explains the amount acreage lost and the economic losses of the past year.

The Devils Lake Basin is under siege from rising water and has been since the particularly rainy summer of 1993. The personal stories of the Basin’s residents are both heartbreaking and courageous as Mother Nature has been both fickle and in control throughout the lake’s long history.

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Producer

Producers: Bob Dambach; Associate Producer: Matt Olien; Editor: Ben Strommes; Videographers: Frode Tilden, Dave Geck, Ben Strommes; Production Assistant: Cassie Larson; Production Manager: Barbara Gravel; Animation: Tim Eissinger, Data3D; Photos Courtesy of: Dr. Allan Ashworth, Jeff Frith, Harriet Horner-Larson, Huck Krueger, U.S. Geological Service, Dan Webster; Executive Producer: Bob Dambach

Source

“Mother Nature in Charge: Devils Lake Life Stories” Prairie Public 2012

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