Drought news: Anglers need to give fish a break in these times of low warm water #CODrought


From The Pueblo Chieftain (Tracy Harmon):

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Aquatic Biologist Doug Krieger said some fish are dying [ed. in the Arkansas River watershed]. The dead fish tend to collect in deeper pools and when the water is clear they are more obvious to river users. Dead fish have been spotted from Salida to Parkdale and also in lower portions of Grape Creek near Canon City…

On Tuesday water was recorded at 70 degrees near Salida and Cotopaxi, while temperatures on Grape Creek ranged from 72-74. When water temperatures hit 80 degrees that’s when it becomes critical, Krieger said.

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