Personal Watercraft OK on Lake Powell

Personal Watercraft OK on Lake Powell

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- The ban on personal watercraft at Lake Powell has been lifted -- at least temporarily.

The craft, best known by such brand names as Jet Ski, Wave Runner and SeaDoo, will be allowed on the lake, with some restrictions, beginning Saturday.

The ban went into effect in November and was to have remained in place pending a National Park Service environmental impact study. The study was not expected to be completed and a park service decision issued until late summer.

The watercraft now will be allowed on the lake in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area through September 30th, unless the park service decision comes down sooner.

The ban had been a result of a settlement between the National Park Service and an environmental group, the Bluewater Network, based in San Francisco.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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