Wellington Lake re-opening under consideration

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From The Fairplay Flume:

The future of Wellington Lake continues to remain uncertain because of the incompletion of an investigation into the impacts that recreational use has on the water and the property. John Akolt, the attorney for the Wellington Reservoir Co., said the board is conducting an investigation with the help of a private contractor, and a decision could be made soon. “I would assume in the next couple of months, certainly before summer,” he said…

Wellington Lake, which is in Jefferson County east of Bailey on Stoney Pass Road, the continuation of Park County Road 68 in Jefferson County, closed last October to recreational use, and the employees there were fired…

Akolt said the concern of the board was that the lake’s popularity had grown to the point where the health of the land and the water could be damaged. He said the board of directors voted to close recreational use.

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