Standing on the new boat dock at Beaver Bay are, left to right, North Dakota Game and Fish Department (NDGFD) Fisheries Development Technician Kyle Hoge, Voices for Lake Oahe President Tom Jochim, VFLO Vice President Randy Bosch, NDGFD Fisheries Development Seasonal Staff Alan Peterson and NDGFD Fisheries Development Project Manager Wesley Erdle. On Tues., May 14, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department (NDGFD) installed a boat dock at the Beaver Creek Recreation Area west of Linton.
Voices for Lake Oahe (VFLO), along with the NDGFD, donated the dock to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE).
“We need this dock at the low water ramp site as it is muddy, and it became hard to access your boat,” VFLO Vice President Randy Bosch said.
VFLO used the NDGFD Cost-Share Program to help fund the project. NDGFD contributed 75 percent of the required dollars needed to build the dock. The cost of the materials was approximately $4,000. NDGFD supplied $3,200, and VFLO contributed $800. Labor was supplied by NDGFD.
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department (NDGFD) arrived at Beaver Bay on Tues., May 14, to deliver and install the boat dock. NDGFD made the necessary adjustments and the Corps approved it. Students at North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton constructed the frame for the dock. During the winter months, NDGFD staff assembled it.
The dock was donated to the ACE as it sits on ACE land. NDGFD staff installed it, and ACE needed to approve it.
“We have a request or understanding with the Corps that the dock stays in Emmons County,” VFLO President Tom Jochim said.
Jochim and Bosch are happy to see the project completed as they have been working with the Corps and NDGFD to get it accomplished for the many people who enjoy the Beaver Creek Recreation Area.
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department (NDGFD) and Voices for Lake Oahe (VFLO) donated the boat dock to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) because the dock is placed on ACE land. From the left are VFLO Vice President Randy Bosch of Linton, ACE Natural Resource Specialist Patrick Feiock from Mobridge, S.D., and VFLO President Tom Jochim of Linton.