Elkhead Reservoir’s Aquatic Nuisance Species inspection station will be open through October 23rd, two weeks longer than originally scheduled, which will give waterfowl hunters and boaters increased access to the reservoir. The initial plan was to close the inspection station on Oct. 9. However, additional Aquatic Nuisance Species inspection funds became available making it possible to extend the boating season. After October 2nd, the inspection station will be open from 7am to 7pm. If inspectors are not present at the station, boaters should consider the ramp closed. However, any watercraft exempt from inspections can launch anytime conditions allow. For additional information on the extended boating season, call 276-2061.