PROVO, Utah (AP) -- The Utah County Sheriff's Department is stepping up enforcement of laws governing off-road vehicle use on Utah Lake beaches.
The department says it has gotten a lot of complaints from landowners in the area about A-T-V use.
Besides that, they say riders are destroying potential archaeological sites and bird refuges.
With Utah now in the sixth year of a drought, more acres of the lake bed are exposed than normal -- providing a tempting playground for riders.
It's illegal for riders to access any part of the lake bed that would normally be underwater.
Authorities encourage riders to call the Utah Division of State Parks to find out where they can and can't ride in the area.
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