- Associated Press - Thursday, March 6, 2014

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) - The National Weather Service says it doesn’t appear right now that Devils Lake will rise much this summer.

The agency’s latest outlook puts the chances of a 1-foot rise at less than 50 percent. And there’s only about a 5 percent chance the lake will surpass its record of 1,454.3 feet on June 27, 2011.

The outlook is based on snow cover, soil moisture and the history of the lake that has seen chronic flooding over the past two decades. The lake in northeastern North Dakota has quadrupled in size since 1993 because of a series of wet years.

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