Wyoming Conducted 38K Boat Inspections

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Wyoming conducted more than 38,600 boat inspections this past summer under a program that aims to keep undesirable mussels and other species out of the state's lakes and reservoirs. State Aquatic Invasive Species coordinator Beth Bear says only about 220 of the total inspections were considered high risk for possibly having invasive species. Bear says 94 watercraft were decontaminated but none were found with live invasive mussels.

 4 of the watercraft had dead mussels. Bear says monitoring so far has not found any invasive mussels in Wyoming waters. This was the third year Wyoming has conducted inspections of boats at major water recreation areas. Next year, the state will have inspection stations set up at key border entry sites to inspect all boats being transported into the state.