Water swap between Denver and Aurora helps trout thrive in popular fishing spot.
By Jay Adams
The partnership solved a tricky balancing act of bringing water to the metro area in a way that benefits fish in the canyon, a popular fly-fishing destination along the South Platte River in Park County.
“We started coordinating water system operations with Aurora between Spinney Mountain and Eleven Mile reservoirs in 2011 and since then, the rainbow trout population has really taken off,” said Dave Bennett, water resource program manager.
Here’s how the partnership works:
When Aurora needs water, their water department releases it…
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