Barr Lake closes ramp to trailered boats

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Barr Lake officials announced Aug. 8 they had to close the boat ramp to trailered boats. The reason, they said, was low water levels.

Some on social media weren’t buying it.

“Water is being taken from Barr Lake to be used for fracking,” said Jean Stevenson on Facebook. “You can view the pumping station and the huge hoses/flexible pipes on the north side of the dam.”

“The lake is used for agriculture, so water to crops = low water levels,” said Diane Roberts, also by way of Facebook.

Hand-launched vessels can use the boat ramp until the end of October, the park said. A recent algae bloom has also cleared up, according to park officials.

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