Colorado Parks and Wildlife thanks boaters as boating season winds down at Jumbo Reservoir
With cooler fall weather upon us, the end of the boating season is also winding down at Jumbo Reservoir.
Thus far during the 2019 season, watercraft inspectors at Jumbo Reservoir have inspected just shy of 9,000 boats for the presence of aquatic nuisance species and 165 were decontaminated prior to launch.
“Reservoir usage has increased annually and with this increased usage comes an increased risk of introduction,” said Robert Walters, CPW Invasive Species Specialist.
With increased usage comes an increase in demand for water access. To meet this public demand CPW has expanded the inspection season at Jumbo Reservoir through the end of October. Hours of operation during the month of October will remain a half-hour before sunrise to a-halfhour after sunset Thursday – Tuesday. The boat ramp will be closed on Wednesdays due to decreased staffing levels. Boating is only permitted during inspection hours and all boats must be off the water prior to the inspection station closing.
“Keeping Colorado’s waters free of invasive species is critical to maintaining high quality fisheries and providing high quality boating opportunities for our residents and visitors,” said Walters “The program would not be possible without the support of the boaters and anglers.”