Trouts Journal

Conservation Success on the South Platte

Ivan Orsic / Oct 18, 2017

In a recent article in the Denver Post, it was announced that a fundraising goal has been met to ensure that at least some water will remain in the 40-mile stretch of the South Platte River that goes through Denver and it's surroundings. Denver Water confirmed that the funds raised will allow the purchase of space in Chatfield Reservoir to store an "environmental pool" of water - about 500 acre-feet of water. This would ensure that even during the low-flow winter months, the river would still have water flowing through town. Which means great things for the fish, including the trout that have recently taken to the South Platte after successful stocking. A resounding success for our home river!

Working with Denver Trout Unlimited earlier this year, Trouts Fly Fishing donated the funds to purchase one acre-foot of water for the "environmental pool." We are dedicated to the restoration and conservation of the Denver - South Platte River. Denver, like many urban centers, in many ways is defined by the river that flows through it. It has been exciting to see the Denver - South Platte spring to life over the past several years and we are excited to play a continued part in the restoration of this great resource.


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