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Chatfield is very low. Tried the river below the dam a few days ago.. No water flowing, no fish. Tried the inlet river today.. very little water, no fish. Tried Kingfisher with both trout lures and shaky worm.. no fish. The lake is so low Kingfisher is a separate pond. Walked all the way out to where the river met the lake (can't really say it was flowing in). Very clear water. Tried Panther Martins and Trout HDs. No fish.

Interesting to see an old asphalt bike path down there. It looks like 5 feet down was once normal level. I recall riding down that path a few years ago (from up by the road) and hitting water real fast.

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No water flowing
Yeah and with all the DTU effort aimed at making it a sustainable fishery makes you think it's a waste of time effort. 15 cfs, or whatever, will never sustain a strong population. One dry year, or month and wiff its gone. Heard the goal is to drop in cutties ::)
 

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If the increase of water storage they have proposed will permit them to grab more water in the spring, so they can satisfy downstream demand and still maintain a minimum river flow through Denver, I'm for it..

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The odd thing is no water coming down from Strontia (very little anyway), when there seems to be decent flow through Deckers and down the North Fork from the Roberts Tunnel.

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All that work they are doing to remove silt from Strontia might play in, water is probably being used to flush the haymen toilet
 
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