Delegation Announces $2 Million Grant to Repair Devils Lake Flood Damage

Washington - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg today announced that a $2 million grant has been awarded to the Bureau of Indian Affairs to repair roads on the Spirit Lake Reservation damaged by the rising waters of Devil's Lake.


"The rising waters of Devils Lake continue to wreak havoc on the region.  Flood waters are inundating the area and have taken their toll on many roads and highways throughout the basin.  This funding will help repair the vital infrastructure making travel safer," the delegation said in a joint statement.   "While we appreciate this funding , still more must be done to develop a permanent solution to this growing disaster. "


The grants were awarded as part of the Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) Program by the U.S. Department of Transportation with funds appropriated by Congress.