NY lake mandates boat checks for invasive species

June 14, 2014 1:52 PM

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BOLTON LANDING, N.Y. -- Boaters heading to the crystal-clear waters of Lake George this summer must make one last stop before launching — at inspection stations where vessels are checked for invasive species and decontaminated if any hitchhikers are found.

The popular Adirondack tourist destination is the first lake in the East to require inspections of every boat and trailer. It's modeled on a similar program that began five years ago at Lake Tahoe in Nevada and California and has since spread to numerous other lakes in the West.

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