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Plan pitched to provide access at Fort Pierre reservoir

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

FORT PIERRE (AP) -- Officials are pitching a plan to provide better fishing and boating access to the Richland Reservoir and dam on the Fort Pierre National Grassland.

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The media reports that the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks and the U.S. Forest Service are considering a cluster of structures on the reservoir.

The plan would involve the construction of three circular gravel-based fishing pods, each 26 feet in diameter. A boat ramp also would be built to accommodate small watercraft.

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