A number of landowners near the west-end outlet of Devils Lake say the outlet is leaking.
And they may have to take the state Water Commission to court because of it.
The landowners say leaks were first detected shortly after the outlet became operational, in 2007.
The issue came up at the most recent Water Commission meeting.
"They (landowners) are suffering damage from the operation of the outlet," Cando attorney J. Bruce Gibbons represents some of the landowners. "There's been seepage from that outlet over onto their land, affecting their crops."