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ENDANGERED FISH

The Bureau of Reclamation will increase flows from the Granby Dam to 1,500 CFS around May 29 and maintain those flows until around June 8, Lee said.

The releases will be part of an endangered fish recovery program and will be coordinated with releases from other basin reservoirs to enhance peak flows in the Grand Valley where the plan is focused.

Wolford Mountain Reservoir will also participate in the coordinated releases, Meyer said.

The program hopes to re-establish bonytail chub, Colorado pikeminnow, razorback sucker and humpback chub populations to a 15-mile stretch of the Colorado River above Grand Junction.
 

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They doing this because of the stellar results they have had in the lower Colorado river basin?:rolleyes:
Not sure what damage this does to the tailwater fisheries, we do know Kokanee are lost when they spill and may be an issue at Wolford.
The lake is going to spill anyway, it's 5' down now.
A controlled spill to help the endangered species shouldn't matter much but I sure do hope it helps the endangered Suckers,Chubs and Pikeminnows our Government has been wasting millions of dollars on without much success.
 

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Getting stronger and the lakes about to spill, hope Lake Powell benefits from this.
 

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Getting stronger and the lakes about to spill, hope Lake Powell benefits from this.
Heard on the radio this morning it's up into the 40% range full, compared to high 30s for last year.
 

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The government's proven belief is that everyone loves a sucker.
Clever! :thumb: Don't we all? Makes for good entertainment. That is, as long as we take turns being suckers; I wouldn't want to be the sucker all the time. :biggrin1:
 
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