New Management for Popular North Dakota Lake

March 22, 2010 by   - () Leave a Comment

Lake Tschida in southwest North Dakota. Photo from U.S. Geological Survey.

The federal Bureau of Reclamation is teaming up with the Grant County Job Development Authority (JDA) to manage a popular lake near Glen Ullin, N.D., according to the Bismarck Tribune.

Under the agreement, the JDA will develop and manage the recreation areas at Lake Tschida, including the campgrounds, cabin areas and trailer areas.

Joe Hall with Reclamation says the idea is to improve the facilities, providing for the addition of such amenities as electric and water hookups, showers and camper cabins.

The JDA will use camping fees to help pay for the facilities, and for upkeep and law enforcement. The authority has hired a park manager.

Reclamation will continue to manage the Heart Butte Dam and the outlying wildlife lands, and to set policies for cabin and trailer permits.

Lake Tschida is located in southwestern North Dakota approximately 15 miles south of Glen Ullin. The lake was created in 1949 when Heart Butte Dam on the Heart River was completed. The dam and reservoir are managed by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for downstream flood control and irrigation. Recreation areas around the lake offer fishing, boating, camping and swimming.


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