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Bartlett Lake Boat Ramp Re-Open After Low Water Levels

Bartlett Lake marina.
(Photo courtesy of azbestfishingplaces.com)
Bartlett Lake marina.

Last month, the Jojoba and Yellow Cliffs Boat Ramps at Bartlett Lake were closed due to low lake levels. Now the Arizona Game and Fish Department says the water levels are high enough to reopen at least one of the ramps.

Bill Andres with Game and Fish said the Jojoba boat ramp will be open this weekend. But, he said, "as conditions change on the lake, that may not be the case all summer long."

Andres says Yellow Cliffs Boat Ramp remains closed for the time being. The water levels at Bartlett Lake were at 50 percent capacity when the ramps were initially closed.

Kathy Ritchie has 20 years of experience reporting and writing stories for national and local media outlets — nearly a decade of it has been spent in public media.