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Ballast boats need decontamination at watercraft inspection stations


From Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks

Boat owners transporting watercraft with ballast tanks or bladders will undergo additional cleaning at watercraft inspection stations to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

The Montana Legislature passed a law requiring watercraft with ballast tanks or bladders to be decontaminated before launching on Montana waters. Decontamination is required when coming into Montana from out-of-state or when traveling west across the Continental Divide into the Columbia River Basin.

Because some aquatic invasive species are microscopic, standing water...

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