Pierre, South Dakota Missouri River Lots
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"SOUTH DAKOTA'S NATURAL WALLEYE HAVEN PIERRE, SD"
"Cutting a swath through the high plains of North America, the Missouri River provides welcome eye relief to westbound travelers from Minnesota. We're so accustomed to seeing water that it can be disconcerting when it gets sparse. About the time you start wondering how life can survive in such dry places a slope is crested and the Missouri River glistens below. The world looks right again. The Missouri River was impounded in South Dakota in several places beginning in the 1950s. A dam at Big Bend created Lake Sharpe in 1963. It stretches for 67 miles from Big Bend to Pierre, encompassing 60,000 surface acres of water with a maximum depth of 120 feet.
As reservoirs go Lake Sharpe is fairly stable. It's a flow-through reservoir and whatever water is released through the Oahe Dam at Pierre is also released through Big Bend Dam. Water levels fluctuate less than a couple feet over the entire year. Best of all the lake is loaded with walleyes (fishing report)."
Article excerpt courtesy of Brainerd Dispatch Online
For more on Hinkley Realty South Dakota Real Estate contact:
CENTURY 21 Fischer, Rounds & Associates, Inc.
125 East Dakota, Pierre, SD 57501
Telephone: (605) 224-9226, Toll-free: (800) 456-2603
(605) 224-4566, Fax: (605) 224-5831