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Boat inspections ramping up

Posted: 8:41 PM, Apr 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-03 00:51:25-04

LAKE PUEBLO – The weather is warming up across Southern Colorado and that means folks are prepping their boats for the busy boating season at Lake Pueblo State Park. A reminder as the reservoir is switching to summer hours, the number of boat inspections is increasing. Colorado Parks and Wildlife tell News5 that an inspection is required for any trailered watercraft with a gas powered motor on it.

This is so important to make sure that the hull of the boat, and residual water in the craft is free of mussels and other nuisance species that can invade and multiply in this precious ecosystem, not to mention in to your home water system.

Doug Youngers, a Park Resource Technician told us the biggest impact on them is water infrastructure from these tiny creatures, with that water filtered from the reservoir and sent to homes across the region, they will plug up the pipes he says.

If you need more information about the boat inspections, head to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife “Lake Pueblo” website.