Denver, Colorado 2021-07-23 16:40:41 –
Denver – More Colorado Rivers are down Voluntary fishing closure To avoid damaging the fish while the waterways are low and warm.
Latest voluntary closure According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, it is located on the Eagle River from Walcott to the Colorado River downstream of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River from Carbondale downstream of the Colorado River.
CPW aquatic biologist Kendalbakic said both rivers consistently exceeded 71 degrees Fahrenheit this week. Water temperatures above 67 degrees Celsius, especially above 70 degrees Celsius, are unsafe for trout as oxygen dissolves more and more at higher temperatures.
“Fishers fishing in these areas have reported sportsfish mortality, and in the case of the lower part of the lowering fork, landslides cloud the water of the Crystal River tributaries and fish in the hottest section of the lowering fork. It contributes to stress, “says Bakitch.
The Colorado River section downstream of the Eagle and Lowering Fork remains voluntarily closed due to the high temperatures. There will be a voluntary closure between Red Dirt Creek and the rifle all day, and a voluntary closure after noon from the State Bridge to Red Dirt Creek.
The Yampa River in Stagecoach Reservoir Park will be closed all day, voluntarily from the Chuck Luis State Wildlife Area to the western end of Steamboat Springs.
There is also Voluntary closure of the Yampa River After noon, in Yamparibar State Park and Yamparibar State Wildlife Area near Hayden.
CPW carried out a voluntary closure after noon on July 13 at Elk River in the Christina State Wildlife Sanctuary. In late June, the Dolores River from McPhee Reservoir to Bloodfield Bridge was voluntarily closed after noon.
Many streams and rivers are well below normal flow during this period, and the inside is much warmer than normal. Extreme and extraordinary drought conditions.
Colorado River in Dotsero Reached water quality It has exceeded 70 degrees several times this week and has been below the median flow level by about 400 cubic feet for the past 80 years this week. It is expected that federal water scarcity will be declared in the coming weeks. Historical drought conditions and climate change.
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