Bill Glasscock, co-founder of Montrose Kayak and Surf, knows he’s a lucky waterman. After all, it’s not every full-service whitewater shop that reaps huge benefits from a nearby National Civil Engineering Landmark. Referring to the extreme drought that’s plagued the state the last few months, Glasscock said, “Lots of Colorado saw no river season this year. But we have something special going for us: The Gunnison Tunnel.” https://www.telluridenews.com/the_watch/news/article_01569c72-7fe4-11e8-8497-fbdf4660c5a5.html Not only is the area under […]
Scientists have found a group of rainbow trout that are immune to a whirling disease which deforms the fish, and they later die of starvation. The scientists are using the immune fish to breed, and then reintroduce their offsprings into the rivers across Colorado. For the full article, and to watch the video, please visit: https://denver.cbslocal.com/2018/06/19/rainbow-trout-gunnison-river/
Severe drought conditions led the Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association on June 13 to place a call on the Uncompahgre River. Junior water accounts are shut off and senior water rights holders are reduced to the level called for under their decree. “Once we place the call on, it’s no longer what is termed a free river. If someone has a senior water right to us, they get cut back to what their decree is. […]
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At Ridgway Reservoir, the water level is as good as it will get — and it is not very good. “The water is probably about as high as it’s going to get in the year. Unfortunately, this is usually the level we see in late July,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Joe Lewandowski said Friday. The reservoir is the centerpiece of Ridgway State Park, drawing campers, hikers, swimmers and anglers by the thousands each year. […]