Friday, February 08, 2008

Big dam flow OK for fish, says AGFD; NPS says no

Fishing on the Colorado River in Marble Canyon

UPDATE, 2/27: Grand Canyon National Park says no to one time dam flush deal.

LEES FERRY AZ -- An experimental release of up to 40,000 cfs for 60 hours from Glen Canyon Dam proposed for early March is not expected to negatively impact the world-renowned Lees Ferry trout fishery just downstream in picturesque Marble Canyon, says the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Lees Ferry, Arizona, on the Colorado River

Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists plan to conduct fish surveys at Lees Ferry both before and after the proposed experimental high flow event.

- adapted from AZGFD

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