- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Water levels at Fish Creek Dam in Morton County and Raleigh Reservoir in Grant County have been lowered while the State Water Commission completes repairs to the outlet structures.

Scott Gangl with the Game and Fish Department says both lakes remain open for public use, but boat ramps at each lake are unusable. He says the low water level also has exposed mud around the shoreline, making it difficult for anglers to fish from shore.

Once work is completed at Fish Creek Dam, the outlet will remain closed and the lake will fill as precipitation and runoff allows.

Plans are to keep Raleigh Reservoir lowered through the winter to expose and freeze the sediment. Gangl says the hope is to kill the curly leaf pondweed that has infested the lake.

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