Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS)

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Before launching, your watercraft Must be mussel-free. It\'s the law! Mandatory boat inspection are routine at numerous reservoirs, some state points of entry, roadside stops, and other waterbodies.

The following serve as an inspection or decontamination receipt:

  • Self-Deccontamination form can be obtained at the Rio Blanco Conservancy District
  • Professional decontamination is another option


Professional Decontamination:

Professional Decontamination certified specialists use scalding (140 degrees F) water to wash your trailer and boat inside and out plus flush your ballast tanks, bilge, live wells, and more.

Locate professional decontamination units:

  • Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District - (970) 675-5055
  • Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - (801) 538-4700
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife - (303) 291-7295
  • The STD of the Sea
  • Invasive Mussel Hotline - 1-800-662-3337