This summer’s drought continues to have a lingering effect here on the western slope as authorities have announced they’re closing the boat ramp at Vega Lake on Mon. Oct. 1st. If you plan on using their launch officials suggest calling for the latest water conditions because during this time of year water levels have a tendency to fluctuate drastically. This closure is one month earlier than usual because of this summer’s drought. They did say that hand launching will be allowed until the reservoir freezes.