Most North Dakotans know what has been going on in Devils Lake over the last few decades. A steady rise of water levels on the lake has inundated towns like Church’s Ferry and Minnewaukan, plus numerous farms, homes, and businesses. Without a natural outlet, the lake has continued to rise and has been the subject of contentious political battles. One of Terry’s best photos features a home which was overtaken by the ever-expanding shoreline of Devils Lake.
Here is an animated photographic representation of what the residents of Devils Lake have been battling. Take a look at the shoreline of Devils Lake in 1984 compared to 2009.
Animation by Troy Larson, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC