Glen Canyon project completed

Published: Monday, May 12 2014 5:58 p.m. MDT

An excavation project has been completed at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Ravell Call, Deseret News

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GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA — An excavation project has been completed in the recreation area.

Site staff in partnership with Aramark completed the Castle Rock Cut excavation to lower the bottom elevation to 3,580 feet. Funds from project user fees were used to complete the project.

Use of the shortcut to up-lake areas will be dependent on lake levels and the draft of each vessel. As the lake rises, boaters are asked to exercise caution and use the cut at their own risk.

Construction on the Bullfrog main launch ramp has also been completed with funds from project user fees and assistance from Aramark. The concrete surface was extended to an elevation of 3,570 feet and widened by an additional 40 feet.

The ramp is fully operational and at current lake levels (3,578 feet) provides approximately 8 feet of water depth at the end of the ramp.

Antelope Point public ramp remains closed to launching due to water levels. Stateline ramp is scheduled to open May 22.

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