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Boat owners warned of dock removal at Vallecito Reservoir in southeast Colorado
10/30/2018 4:33:35 PM

Relief, Response & Restrictions
Tourism & Recreation
Water Supply & Quality
La Plata County, CO

Start Date: 7/16/2018 -  
Vallecito Reservoir managers warned boat owners to remove their vessels from the water while the dock was still useable as the lake level fell. The lake was still open and motorized boats may be launched without the assistance of the dock. Due to downstream water demands, the reservoir was releasing 6,000 acre-feet per week, allowing the water level to fall by about 6 inches weekly. The concrete ramp for the courtesy dock would soon be dry. Pine River Times (Durango, Colo.), July 16, 2018