McPhee Reservoir

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The start of boating season is approaching, and with that come renewed concerns about invasive mussels.

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Boat ramps at McPhee reservoir will close for the season on Tuesday, October 31st.

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Vern Harrell recently retired as the Dolores Project Manager for the Bureau of Reclamation. He joined Austin Cope in the KSJD studios to look back on his career and reflect on how McPhee Reservoir has changed the area.

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McPhee reservoir has seen a surge in boaters as other lakes around the state restrict motorized boating access due to concerns about invasive mussel introduction. According to a U.S. Forest Service release, usage at McPhee is up 85 percent from last year.


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Vehicle access to some informal boat-launching sites at McPhee Reservoir has been restricted.