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Campgrounds May Figure into Dakotas’ Lake Oahe Plan

August 11, 2009 by   - () Leave a Comment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding a series of meetings in the Dakotas to help the agency revise and update the master plan for Lake Oahe.

The plan guides the development and management of land-based natural and cultural resources, as well as recreation facilities and campgrounds, according to the Associated Press.

Lake Oahe, the fourth largest man-made reservoir in the United States, stretches 231 miles up the course of the Missouri between Pierre, S.D., and Bismarck, N.D. The Oahe Dam’s powerplant provides electricity for much of the north-central United States.

One of the public meetings was held in Bismarck Monday night (Aug. 10).

Lake manager Phillip Sheffield from Pierre, S.D., says the corps wants to know what people want and need to use the lake. He says the agency is looking for comments on such things as parking, fish cleaning stations and campgrounds.

Sheffield says the corps hopes to have the updated master plan for Oahe ready by the end of the year.

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