Colorado Officials work to keep invasive species at bay

Visitors at Colorado’s Ruedi Reservoir this summer will find new gates at the boat ramp, as officials are restricting access so they can more effectively screen for invasive species of mussels. Keeping these creatures out of the reservoir is top priority.  Click on the following paragraph to access the full story.

For the first time, no boat is allowed on the water unless it’s been inspected. Fuller has worked with seven local governments, the U.S. Forest Service and the Ute Water Conservancy to secure triple the amount of funding of years’ past. This year, screenings are seven days a week instead of five, and the lake is only to open to boats when inspections are happening — from dawn til dusk.  

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