- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 26, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department has implemented a no-wake zone on the Missouri and Heart rivers to reduce bank erosion in the Bismarck-Mandan area.

The river level is expected to remain high through the summer due to higher-than-normal releases from Garrison Dam upstream because of a large amount of runoff in the basin.

Game and Fish on Tuesday restricted boats and other watercraft within 200 feet of the shoreline to idle speed only on a stretch of the Missouri River from about 23 miles north of Bismarck to about 19 miles south of the city.

The zone on the Heart River is from the confluence of the Heart and Missouri rivers to the state Highway 6 bridge.

The penalty for violating the restriction is a $200 fine.

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