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#61963
Sad state of water affairs... 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Here in my neck of the woods, it's STILL really, really, REALLY dry! Grass that's not been watered turns to powder when you kick it!

We've had some quick squalls finally, but have been breaking heat records for almost 6 weeks now!

Our favorite lake (Paonia Reservoir) was open this year from the last weekend of June, until this past Sunday... so three weeks, for a lake that USED to ice off at full-pool, and be open from late April through early October, just 12-15 years ago! It has silted in a TON in that time, but lack of snowpack isn't helping any these last 5+ years! Last year, it was open 4 weeks, in 2011, it was open 4 weeks, because they drained it as fast as they could!

Our second favorite (closest) lake is Crawford Reservoir... it opened Mid-May... rumor has it, it will be closing this Sunday, at 5:00PM... it's empty too!

At the current draw-down rate of Ridgway Reservoir, it appears they'll close the ramp mid-August!

We've had our boats (our boat 2x, and newly acquired Tail Dragger 1x) on CO lakes only three times this entire season.

We're out of water up here!

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#61965
Re: Sad state of water affairs... 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
No different here Bro , just hiked up hunter Creek tonight they have most of it running to Denver, Same way with the Roaring fork. I hate to think about what will happen if we have another bad winter .
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#61997
Re:Sad state of water affairs... 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
You have Denver, we have Vegas. Gotta provide water for all those people that are paid to Vote.
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#62106
Re:Sad state of water affairs... 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
broski wrote:
Here in my neck of the woods, it's STILL really, really, REALLY dry! Grass that's not been watered turns to powder when you kick it!

We've had some quick squalls finally, but have been breaking heat records for almost 6 weeks now!

Our favorite lake (Paonia Reservoir) was open this year from the last weekend of June, until this past Sunday... so three weeks, for a lake that USED to ice off at full-pool, and be open from late April through early October, just 12-15 years ago! It has silted in a TON in that time, but lack of snowpack isn't helping any these last 5+ years! Last year, it was open 4 weeks, in 2011, it was open 4 weeks, because they drained it as fast as they could!

Our second favorite (closest) lake is Crawford Reservoir... it opened Mid-May... rumor has it, it will be closing this Sunday, at 5:00PM... it's empty too!

At the current draw-down rate of Ridgway Reservoir, it appears they'll close the ramp mid-August!

We've had our boats (our boat 2x, and newly acquired Tail Dragger 1x) on CO lakes only three times this entire season.

We're out of water up here!

The good thing about Paonia Res. is that they killed the evil pike this year and stocked it with rainbow trout. Finally, a place in Colorado to catch stocked rainbow trout, yippee.
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#62214
Re:Sad state of water affairs... 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Roger Linnell wrote:
broski wrote:
Here in my neck of the woods, it's STILL really, really, REALLY dry! Grass that's not been watered turns to powder when you kick it!

We've had some quick squalls finally, but have been breaking heat records for almost 6 weeks now!

Our favorite lake (Paonia Reservoir) was open this year from the last weekend of June, until this past Sunday... so three weeks, for a lake that USED to ice off at full-pool, and be open from late April through early October, just 12-15 years ago! It has silted in a TON in that time, but lack of snowpack isn't helping any these last 5+ years! Last year, it was open 4 weeks, in 2011, it was open 4 weeks, because they drained it as fast as they could!

Our second favorite (closest) lake is Crawford Reservoir... it opened Mid-May... rumor has it, it will be closing this Sunday, at 5:00PM... it's empty too!

At the current draw-down rate of Ridgway Reservoir, it appears they'll close the ramp mid-August!

We've had our boats (our boat 2x, and newly acquired Tail Dragger 1x) on CO lakes only three times this entire season.

We're out of water up here!

The good thing about Paonia Res. is that they killed the evil pike this year and stocked it with rainbow trout. Finally, a place in Colorado to catch stocked rainbow trout, yippee.


Yeah, but sadly, like I said above...for only 3 weeks!!!! Shore fishing, or small hand launched boats, from here on out!....
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#62220
Re:Sad state of water affairs... 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
dated numbers but interesting and heavy reading.

wattsupwiththat.com/2010/01/31/lake-powe...or-western-snowfall/
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#62230
Re:Sad state of water affairs... 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
broski wrote:
Roger Linnell wrote:
broski wrote:
Here in my neck of the woods, it's STILL really, really, REALLY dry! Grass that's not been watered turns to powder when you kick it!

We've had some quick squalls finally, but have been breaking heat records for almost 6 weeks now!

Our favorite lake (Paonia Reservoir) was open this year from the last weekend of June, until this past Sunday... so three weeks, for a lake that USED to ice off at full-pool, and be open from late April through early October, just 12-15 years ago! It has silted in a TON in that time, but lack of snowpack isn't helping any these last 5+ years! Last year, it was open 4 weeks, in 2011, it was open 4 weeks, because they drained it as fast as they could!

Our second favorite (closest) lake is Crawford Reservoir... it opened Mid-May... rumor has it, it will be closing this Sunday, at 5:00PM... it's empty too!

At the current draw-down rate of Ridgway Reservoir, it appears they'll close the ramp mid-August!

We've had our boats (our boat 2x, and newly acquired Tail Dragger 1x) on CO lakes only three times this entire season.

We're out of water up here!

The good thing about Paonia Res. is that they killed the evil pike this year and stocked it with rainbow trout. Finally, a place in Colorado to catch stocked rainbow trout, yippee.


Yeah, but sadly, like I said above...for only 3 weeks!!!! Shore fishing, or small hand launched boats, from here on out!....
Broski, that was sarcasm, our DOW has got to stop killing our game fish. They've killed two reservoirs this year and they recommend killing Elk Head. I'm betting Crawford is in their sights too.
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#62235
Re:Sad state of water affairs... 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Roger Linnell wrote:
broski wrote:
Roger Linnell wrote:
broski wrote:
Here in my neck of the woods, it's STILL really, really, REALLY dry! Grass that's not been watered turns to powder when you kick it!

We've had some quick squalls finally, but have been breaking heat records for almost 6 weeks now!

Our favorite lake (Paonia Reservoir) was open this year from the last weekend of June, until this past Sunday... so three weeks, for a lake that USED to ice off at full-pool, and be open from late April through early October, just 12-15 years ago! It has silted in a TON in that time, but lack of snowpack isn't helping any these last 5+ years! Last year, it was open 4 weeks, in 2011, it was open 4 weeks, because they drained it as fast as they could!

Our second favorite (closest) lake is Crawford Reservoir... it opened Mid-May... rumor has it, it will be closing this Sunday, at 5:00PM... it's empty too!

At the current draw-down rate of Ridgway Reservoir, it appears they'll close the ramp mid-August!

We've had our boats (our boat 2x, and newly acquired Tail Dragger 1x) on CO lakes only three times this entire season.

We're out of water up here!

The good thing about Paonia Res. is that they killed the evil pike this year and stocked it with rainbow trout. Finally, a place in Colorado to catch stocked rainbow trout, yippee.


Yeah, but sadly, like I said above...for only 3 weeks!!!! Shore fishing, or small hand launched boats, from here on out!....
Broski, that was sarcasm, our DOW has got to stop killing our game fish. They've killed two reservoirs this year and they recommend killing Elk Head. I'm betting Crawford is in their sights too.


My bad, I completely missed the sarcasm part... don't forget, they killed off Miramonte as well to rid it of the evil Small Mouth Bass... don't worry about Crawford, the pike in that lake will die a natural death due to lack of water in which to swim...
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#62257
Re:Sad state of water affairs... 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Yup, I was including Miramonte with the 2. They shocked Ridgway a month ago to see what was in there for smallmouth, they claim they released the fish.
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#62260
Re:Sad state of water affairs... 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
The reservoirs above Lake Powell are all over the place in water levels - for example Flaming Gorge is 77% ...









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#62266
Re:Sad state of water affairs... 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Miramonte is still fishable - they won't kill it till this fall. A friend went over a couple weeks ago - small boat = 55 smb, plenty of trout including a 16 lb'r !!!
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#62268
Re:Sad state of water affairs... 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
scubatim wrote:
Miramonte is still fishable - they won't kill it till this fall. A friend went over a couple weeks ago - small boat = 55 smb, plenty of trout including a 16 lb'r !!!

Why kill it at all... they have already said the reason they are going to kill it, is that the SMB "aren't sustainable in larger, sport type fish..."! Well, if there are 16# 'Bows in there still then they might be right, so let the little smallies be FOOD!

Jeez....
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#62269
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. Can any one guess where this is? Clue it does go to powell
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#62271
Re:Sad state of water affairs... 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
broski wrote:
scubatim wrote:
Miramonte is still fishable - they won't kill it till this fall. A friend went over a couple weeks ago - small boat = 55 smb, plenty of trout including a 16 lb'r !!!

Why kill it at all... they have already said the reason they are going to kill it, is that the SMB "aren't sustainable in larger, sport type fish..."! Well, if there are 16# 'Bows in there still then they might be right, so let the little smallies be FOOD!

Jeez....
They just luv killin them warm water fish. If it aint a trout or sucker, it dies
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