Credit: Colorado Division of Wildlife press release
DURANGO, Colo. -- The boat ramp at Narraguinnep Reservoir State Wildlife Area has been closed until further notice, the Colorado Division of Wildlife has announced.
Trailered boats and motorized craft were periodically inspected throughout the summer season for evidence of aquatic nuisance species such as zebra and quagga mussels. Those inspections will continue again for the 2011 boating season. Narraguinnep Reservoir is located in Montezuma County.
The reservoir remains open for hand-launched, non-motorized boats such as canoes and kayaks. The area around the lake remains open to all other uses, including, hunting, fishing and wildlife watching.
Seasonal boat ramp closures may be forthcoming soon at other area reservoirs as the weather cools. Ramp closures at Colorado’s lakes and reservoirs are implemented at the end of the boating season to help prevent the spread of invasive zebra and quagga mussels or other noxious aquatic species by trailered boats.
"Please remember to always clean, drain and dry your boats to avoid transporting of aquatic nuisance species from one body of water to another," said Jim White, aquatic biologist for the Colorado Division of Wildlife in the Four Corners area.
For more information please call the Colorado Division of Wildlife at 970-247-0855 or go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us/Fishing/Management/MandatoryBoatInspections/.