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Conchas Lake closes boat ramp access

Conchas Lake State Park has closed access to all boat ramps due to dropping water levels, resulting in safety concerns, and to prevent property damage during launching and loading of boats.

Low precipitation and above-average temperatures have resulted in extremely low water levels at several state park lakes causing boat access ramps to be closed, the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department stated in a news release Friday afternoon.

New Mexico State Parks is using the closure to rehabilitate and improve on the existing ramp.

The south boat ramp, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, remains open.

Boaters are encouraged to check with the corps for current ramp conditions before visiting the lake. Paddle craft still are allowed on the lake.

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