Trouts Journal

Habitat Enhancements Scheduled for the Dream Stream

Ivan Orsic / Aug 28, 2015

We received the following announcement from Colorado Parks and Wildlife:

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is again conducting river channel construction and trout habitat enhancement for approximately 1.5 miles along the South Platte River at the Charlie Meyers State Wildlife Area. During this work period, alternative angling is advised.

Instream construction will occur Monday through Friday, 6:30 3 p.m. Heavy equipment will be actively operating in the river channel and along river banks. During these hours, river waters may become muddy (turbid) and fishing may be affected in the immediate vicinity and downstream of construction activities. There will be no instream construction activities Saturdays and Sundays.

The upstream boundary is a posted property boundary marker (at the end of the improved habitat reach). The downstream boundary is the County Road 59 bridge crossing. This project will be completed by early October.

Anglers can still find fishing opportunities locally, including two miles of the South Platte River below Spinney Mountain Reservoir Dam and the South Platte River below County Road 59 bridge to Elevenmile Canyon Reservoir.

This project was proposed by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, funded jointly by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Park County Land and Water Trust Fund Board, and permitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This stream habitat enhancement project is being done in cooperation with Aurora Water Department, Cheyenne Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Colorado Department of Corrections, Denver Water, and the Park County Land and Water Trust Fund Board.

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CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 42 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, big-game management, hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and nonmotorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW's work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.

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