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Group floats idea of a ferry across Lake Sakakawea

March 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — A ferry to float vehicles across Lake Sakakawea could relieve traffic on overburdened Oil Patch highways, a group working to plan western North Dakota’s future said.

Members of the Vision West ND Consortium voted this week to fund …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Group floats idea of a ferry across Lake Sakakawea

March 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — A ferry to float vehicles across Lake Sakakawea could relieve traffic on overburdened Oil Patch highways, a group working to plan western North Dakota’s future said.

Members of the Vision West ND Consortium voted this week to fund …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Corps vows more openness after 2011 flood

February 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

MITCHELL, S.D. — After receiving criticism during the 2011 Missouri River flood, the Army Corps of Engineers has vowed to be more transparent and open.
In an email this week addressed to Missouri River basin stakeholders, the Omaha district of the…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Record amount of walleye stocked in North Dakota

August 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK This was a good year for raising walleyes at the Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery a record-setter in terms of the number of walleyes stocked in North Dakota lakes. Continue Reading

National fish hatchery in ND feeling budget pinch

March 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

After dodging a budget bullet a year ago, the national fish hatchery at the Garrison Dam is again facing funding uncertainties that could jeopardize the mission of federal hatcheries across the country. Continue Reading

New N.D. record catch a 16-pound, 6-ounce lake trout

March 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The state Game and Fish Department says Royce Johnston of New Town was fishing at the Garrison Dam Tailrace when he reeled in his lake trout, breaking a record that had stood for 30 years.
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Official: Garrison, Oahe spring smelt spawn habitat promising for recovery

March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Record water releases through the Garrison and Oahe (oh-AH’-hee) dams in the Dakotas during Missouri River flooding last year resulted in substantial losses of smelt, but the recovery could be quick.
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Emergency Missouri River spillway at Garrison Dam being inspected

November 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineres opened the spillway gates for the first time in the dam’s half-century history last summer because of the flooding Missouri River. Continue Reading

New pipeline to be bored in Garrison Dam area

September 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A water line that ruptured when the Garrison Dam spillway gates were opened this summer for the first time in history because of Missouri River flooding is to be repaired this week. Continue Reading

Missouri River boat ramp work beginning soon in North Dakota

August 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

he North Dakota Game and Fish Department says many boat ramps are likely to require substantial repairs after the flooded Missouri River recedes. Continue Reading