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Marina repairs completed at Lake Sakakawea State Park

PICK CITY, N.D. – The marina at Lake Sakakawea State Park is returning to normal after high winds and waves hit the marina during a June 10 storm, turning walkways to slips into twisted metal.

Although none of the large boats in the marina sustained severe damage, many had to vacate the marina as a precaution against further storms. Repair work included the use of a large crane mounted on a barge.

"Today we got the walkways back in. Five were broken apart," said manager Greg Corcoran on Friday, July 14.

The protection offered by the marina has been limited due to a very high water level in Lake Sakakawea. Friday's level was 1,853.0 feet, one foot below overflow. A protective rock reef that offers protection for the marina has been under the water for several weeks