South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks began reconstructive efforts on Legion Lake in Custer State Park earlier this month, as reported by the Rapid City Journal. The projects include removing excess cattails, reinforcing the shoreline, and constructing a new sidewalk along the north shore.
In order to complete the improvements, the lake’s water level was reduced and its fish were relocated. Game, Fish and Parks officials anticipate the projects to be completed this fall, but lake access will be restricted. Visitors can expect the lake to be fully restored by spring.
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