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Devils Lake fishing pier for people with disabilities now open

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - A fishing pier near Devils Lake is open to the public after some initial trouble meeting standards for people living with handicaps.

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DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - A fishing pier near Devils Lake is open to the public after some initial trouble meeting standards for people living with handicaps.

Anglers brought attention to the popular shore-fishing spot located off of a channel west of Devils Lake and north of Highway 2, and asked the city for a ramp for the very steep shoreline.

There are plans for a total of three piers considered acceptable by the Americans With Disabilities Act. County leaders are hoping they will be finished by the end of summer.

The ramp to the pier was finished about a month ago but was considered too steep. Crews spent the last few weeks working to add several feet.

“The ramps are very challenging because of the potential fluctuation in the lake level,” said Devils Lake city engineer Mike Grafsgaard. “The lake may come up, the lake may go down. And we have to be able to add on sections of ramp or remove sections of ramp.”

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The over half-million dollar project was paid for through a collaboration between the city, North Dakota Game and Fish, and many other organizations.

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