Denver’s South Platte River gains water for fish during dry times

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Photo: Tim Kiser

They just might have to add a trout division to the South Platte Pro-Am Carp Slam. 

Denver’s project to ensure at least some water for fish in a 40-mile urban stretch of the South Platte River — even during the winter low-flow months when people practically drain it — is gaining momentum.

A fundraising goal has been met to buy space in Chatfield Reservoir, southwest of Denver, to store an “environmental pool” of water – about 500 acre-feet (163 million gallons), Denver Water officials confirmed last week.

Starting next year, state aquatic biologists plan to release that water strategically, concentrating on 65 or so low-flow days each year. 

LINK (via: The Denver Post)

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