On August 18, state and federal agencies confirmed the presence of Quagga Mussel larvae in Green MountainReservoir. As a result, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has immediately ramped up their inspection and decontamination protocols in the region – and for good reason.
Aquatic nuisance species (ANS) pose a significant threat to Colorado's waterways. These species can cause considerable damage to water infrastructure, lakes, rivers, and wildlife.
Here are some tips on how to properly clean and maintain your equipment
to help prevent the spread of these dangerous species.
Remember: INSPECT, CLEAN, and DRY your gear!