Southwest Colorado lakes and reservoirs prepare for boat inspections

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Southwest Colorado lakes and reservoirs prepare for boat inspections

State program prevents introduction of mussels
Lake Nighthorse will be open to motorized boating on May 15.

Southwest Colorado lakes and reservoirs prepare for boat inspections

Lake Nighthorse will be open to motorized boating on May 15.

Southwest Colorado lakes and reservoirs prepare for boat inspections

Groundhog Lake will open on May 15 to motorized boating. Inspections for non-native quagga and zebra mussels are mandatory.

Southwest Colorado lakes and reservoirs prepare for boat inspections

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Mussels were in the nooks and crannies of a houseboat, discovered parked on Mancos Hill by a Colorado Parks and Wildlife official in 2017. The boat had recently come from Lake Powell, which is contaminated with the invasive and problematic mussel.
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