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157 Boats Found with Quagga Mussels, 17 People Cited at Lake Powell

Law enforcement officers and technicians for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources had a busy Fourth of July weekend working to prevent invasive quagga mussels from spreading. A total of 210 boats were decontaminated at stations in the Lake Powell area

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Increased Staff, Inspection Stations at Lake Powell for 4th of July

Beginning this weekend, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is boosting its inspection and decontamination capacity along the routes leaving Lake Powell to more efficiently meet boater needs.

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State Parks Release New PSA Following Recent Drownings, Incidents

Boating season is here, and with the fun in the sun comes the dangers present when venturing out onto the water. Within the last month, Utah has seen an increase in boating-related incidents. To combat this, the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation has chosen to release a new #NobodyIsInvincible PSA

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Gunlock Visitors Reminded to Stay Safe Around Waterfalls, Rocks

GUNLOCK STATE PARK — Due to a recent increase in injuries, the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation would like to remind visitors to Gunlock State Park to stay safe and aware when recreating near the waterfalls.

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5 Additional Resources to Help Fight Against Invasive Quagga Mussels

SALT LAKE CITY — During the recent legislative session, additional funding was allocated to keep quagga and zebra mussels from spreading from Lake Powell to other local waterbodies.

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Shared Stewardship agreement signed by State and USDA Forest Service

Salt Lake City, Utah — May 22, 2019 — Today, U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue joined Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert to sign an agreement between the Forest Service and the State of Utah focused on shared stewardship.

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Thieves Damage Danger Cave State Park Heritage Area

The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is asking for the public’s help in finding those responsible for a break-in and damages to the Danger Cave State Park Heritage Site — one of the most significant archaeological sites in North America.

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The Colorado River is a Reliable Source of Water for Utah

Falling storage levels at both lakes Powell and Mead have highlighted the potential effects of climate change on the Colorado River, causing some to question its future viability as a reliable water supply source for the state of Utah.

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