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Smelt, larger walleyes down in Oahe

November 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Bob Mercer
Capitol Correspondent

PIERRE — State fishery biologists estimate the population of rainbow smelt remains very small in Lake Oahe, after massive releases of flood waters in the 2011 flood wiped out millions.

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Walleye research project includes cash for anglers

March 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

PIERRE, S.D. Anglers who catch walleyes on Lake Oahe in the Dakotas in coming years might earn something more than just the joy of landing a big one. Continue Reading

FLW Walleye Tour making stop in South Dakota

July 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) Some of the world’s best walleye anglers are battling it out on Lake Oahe in South Dakota. Continue Reading

Biologists hope shad boost Lake Oahe forage base

May 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) State fisheries biologists in North Dakota and South Dakota are working together to stock Lake Oahe with hundreds of adult gizzard shad lunch for game fish sought by anglers.
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Flooding hurts smelt in lakes Oahe, Sakakawea

March 15, 2012 in The Daily Republic

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) The bad news: Last summer’s high water releases because of Missouri River flooding flushed a lot of smelt out of Lake Oahe in South Dakota and Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota. Continue Reading

Fish populations rebounding in lakes Sakakawea, Oahe

August 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A state fisheries says the drought years of the early 2000s hurt the fish populations in the Missouri River reservoirs because low water reduced spawning habitat and the forage base. Continue Reading

Small town along N.D. – S. D. border welcomes high water

June 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

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Flood mitigation work continues on Standing Rock Reservation

June 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Lake Oahe, with its total storage capacity of 23.5 million acre-feet and 2,200 miles of shoreline, has left the Fort Yates, N.D., area in better shape than many other areas along the river and has helped to contain rising water, said Joel Ames, a Standing Rock Sioux Tribe liaison with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Continue Reading

Fort Yates, too, takes on heavy flood battle

June 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Largely overshadowed by other flood efforts, this community is also bracing for rising floodwaters and wondering what the full impact is going to be. Continue Reading

Fort Yates battles Lake Oahe flooding

June 3, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

FORT YATES Largely overshadowed by other flood efforts, this community is also bracing for rising floodwaters and wondering what the full impact is going to be. Continue Reading