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Angels Camp, CA — Visitors at the popular New Melones Lake will be seeing some extra law enforcement on hand.

The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Monday approved a new contract with the Bureau of Reclamation to provide a full time Sheriff´s Deputy to patrol New Melones Lake.

The bureau says visitation can be heavy at times and it doesn´t have the authority to properly handle the problems that arise.

Last year a contract was in place for weekend patrol.

Undersheriff Mike Walker says the bureau liked the service so much they want a full time deputy now.

Walker says he will be working with Human Resources to fill the new position.

The contract is worth $500,000 and is good for 4 years.

Written by Vanessa Turner.