Much of Colorado is experiencing drought conditions that have reduced the flows in many rivers. That, on top of warm summer weather, has led to detrimental water conditions for trout populations. Up until recently, many rivers have had voluntary fishing closures to protect the trout from excessive stress.
But not the iconic Arkansas River in south central Colorado. It doesn’t need the help. A program exists on the Arkansas River to enhance both rafting and the health of the trout population through the summer months. How it works: Water destined for other areas is released down the river. It is then recaptured in Pueblo Reservoir and sent on to its original destination. This maintains the world-class rafting and drift fishing common in the Arkansas.
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