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Old 07-28-2008, 11:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just saw this on 7news...get fishing!

DILLON, Colo. -- Steps were being taken by the Town of Dillon Monday to drain Old Dillon Reservoir located above Dillon Dam Road, southwest of the main Lake Dillon dam.

The draining of the reservoir is a result of the State of Colorado Engineers report of the annual inspection conducted in July, 2008.

In its report, the engineers sited two reasons for drainage of the reservoir. First, the condition of the reservoir has deteriorated significantly since the previous year's inspection, with large dead pine trees on the downstream slope due to pine beetle infestation. And second, the increased deterioration of the metal pipe spillway.

The engineers report stated that the soft surface around the trees could easily topple and uproot resulting in significant damage to the dam. Also, avenues of piping through the dead root systems could occur. The invert of the pipe spillway has deteriorated enough that a failure due to piping along the invert of the pipe could occur.

The report noted that no seepage is occurring in the areas of concern. It is the opinion of the Sate Engineer that the current condition of the dam poses a threat to public safety and the Town of Dillon must immediately drain the reservoir. The Town of Dillon had intended to drain the reservoir in the Fall to prepare for the reconstruction and expansion of the reservoir.

The public is encouraged to aid in the removal of fish from the reservoir by fishing. Other impacts include loss of aesthetics until the dam is re-filled, after the planned improvements are completed. “The process to correct the condition of the dam will begin immediately,” Eric Holgerson, Public Works Director for the Town of Dillon, stated.

Old Dillon Reservoir is a small, oval reservoir next to Lake Dillon.
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Any idea whats in there? I have been meaning to take a trip that way and wouldn't mind wetting my line there.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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never mind found the answer.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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WOW!!!

Be interesting to see whats in the lake.
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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so... they are draining dillon, or another lake by dillon. I am confused...
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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so... they are draining dillon, or another lake by dillon. I am confused...
I did not know of another lake there. Apparantly, I am missing something here. Here is a Denver Post article about it. What impact on the Blue would it have if they put the fish in there; I know I am going to open a can of worms, but wouldn't that help the entire fishery below Dillon, all the way downstream, including the Colorado?
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Forgot to post the Denver Post article:

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_10022874
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Here ya go Lakester, found a topo. http://www.dillonrangerdistrict.com/...dilres_hkg.htm
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Do they allow canoes or float tubes on old dillon?
How far from the road is it?
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Old 07-29-2008, 04:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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that's kind of what my qestion was I guess I should have answered it. Well I didn't find anything on boating regs but I do know its a .75 mile hike to the lake.From what I found it should be an easy hike. I was thinking it might be better in the float tube but then again my boats not that heavy just have to leave the motor and battery in the truck
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