N.D. fisheries chief says high lakes challenge anglers
Bismarck, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s fisheries chief says Lake
Sakakawea and Lake Oahe have gone from “rags to riches.”
Greg Power says heavy spring runoff has led to a 28-foot rise in
Lake Oahe and a 21-foot rise in Lake Sakakawea from last year. He
says both Missouri River reservoirs should be at normal levels
after several years of low water.
Power says the state Game and Fish Department would have
preferred a more gradual increase. He says the fish now have much
more room and some trees are under water.
Power says the high water likely will mean more challenges for
anglers this year, but in the long run “it’s a great thing.”