Drains Map

Has draining wetlands replaced one wet area for another?

The chart shows that over 22,000 drains haf been approved in the upper Devils Lake Basin. However, West Consultants 2001 study indicates that over 52,000 drains exist in the upper basin.

Map Source: North Dakota State Water Commission, 1998 Documented Drains in Devils Lake Basin Townships.
Drains are managed by the State Water Commission, an agency of the State of North Dakota government.
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