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Watercraft changes made for 2023 at LAK Reservoir near Newcastle

The threat of an introduction of invasive aquatic species into LAK Reservoir near Newcastle is resulting in changes to recreational access at the site.

As of April 1, 2023, motorized watercraft (including watercraft with electric motors) are not allowed on LAK Reservoir. Non-motorized watercraft that are hand-launched will still be allowed. In addition to these watercraft, the reservoir will remain open to anglers for shore and ice fishing.

“Due to the discovery of invasive zebra mussels in Pactola Reservoir in South Dakota’s Black Hills in summer 2022, the threat of these invasive species get...

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