The latest “E-Waternews” is hot off the presses from @NorthernWater

Horsetooth Reservoir looking west from Soldier Dam. Photo credit: Norther Water.

Click here to read the newsletter. Here’s an excerpt:

Northern Water works with partners to prevent spread of nuisance species

Area resource managers will be tightening requirements for launching motorboats, sailboats and personal motorized watercraft at Horsetooth Reservoir and Carter Lake boat ramps in the weeks to come. Both reservoirs are part of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project.

New requirements from the Eastern Colorado Area Office, Bureau of Reclamation, will mean that boat ramps will remain locked except when an inspector is present. People staying in backcountry boat-in campsites and visitors wanting to fish after 10 p.m. should be aware of this change, because boat ramps will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. These protective measures are intended to prevent illegal launching without inspection, which could result in introduction and infestation of the reservoirs by invasive aquatic species such as the quagga and zebra mussels.

Boaters should be aware of ramp hours to ensure access to the ramp at the end of their visit. A full schedule is available here.

Northern Water is providing in-kind resources and funding to ensure the success of the program.

To see the full news release, click here.

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