Hearing Set on Oil Pipeline that Would Cross Lake Sakakawea

  A proposed pipeline across Lake Sakakawea is on the event schedule for the Public Service Comission. A formal hearing will be held in Stanley on August 21st regarding the pipeline proposed between Keene and Palermo. Details from the Grand Forks Herald.

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Dry Conditions Affect Lake Sakakawea

Less snow in Montana means less water in Lake Sakakawea. And while the lake is expected to maintain its current level through the summer, officials are less certain about the future if the drought pattern continues for a longer period. Full story from KX News.

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Sakakawea Rise Expected to be Below Normal

Mountain snow in Montana combined with a dry fall and spring is leading to lower runoff expectations in the Missouri and Yellowstone river basins. The result, Lake Sakakawea won’t be rising as much in the early summer the way it has in recent seasons.

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Lake Sakakawea is an Untapped Tourist Resource

If communities along the lake choose to invest in recreation areas, those investments will pay dividends. Jessica Holdman of the Bismarck Tribune has the story on how opening up access to Lake Sakakawea spurrs economic development.

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Lake Sakakawea is Ice Free

Sunday about 2:30 p.m. it became official, and with a January 6 freeze-over date it becomes one of the shorter seasons of ice on record.

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Missouri River an Underutilized Resource

Water is a valuable resource, and state and county water officials want to create a long-term water usage plan that protects the resources and our state’s water interests.

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Fishing Prospects Looking Good

— ND Game & Fish Official News Release — North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries personnel have wrapped up surveys and sampling efforts for the open water season, and results point toward good conditions on the state’s big waters. “Fishing in North Dakota continues to be record-setting on most all levels,” said Greg Power,

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