Damage to Wyoming lake could place public access in jeopardy
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Officials say public access to a popular fishing lake in southeast Wyoming could be in jeopardy.
The Laramie Boomerang reported Sunday that state wildlife managers have seen littering, off-road travel and other damage to resources at the Diamond Lake Public Access Area, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northwest of Laramie.
The land and water at the lake, also known as Bosler Reservoir, are privately owned by the Wheatland Irrigation District. An agreement with the state Game and Fish Department allows public access.
Laramie region fisheries biologist Chance Kirkeeng says maintaining public access relies on a continued good relationship with the district.
He says access could be gone in a “blink of an eye” if district officials don’t like what they’re seeing at the lake.
Information from: Laramie Boomerang, http://www.laramieboomerang.com