DENVER -- Colorado Parks and Wildlife is announcing a public fish salvage at Barr Lake State Park beginning Monday, July 23. Due to high irrigation demand created by severe drought, the water level in Barr Lake will be drained to a conservation level of 442 acre feet to meet the needs of its intended agricultural use.
The public salvage is being announced in order to optimize use of the fishery resource as outlined:
--A valid Colorado fishing license is required in accordance with state statutes.
--A state parks pass is required ($7 Daily Pass or $70 Annual Pass).
--All legal fishing methods are allowed.
--Bag, possession and size limits are suspended for Barr Lake only until this emergency public salvage is lifted.
The end date of the public salvage effort will be announced by Park Manager Michelle Seubert or Area Wildlife Manager Liza Hunholz.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife was created by the merger of Colorado State Parks and the Colorado Division of Wildlife, two nationally recognized leaders in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs.
To learn more about Colorado's state parks, please see: http://www.parks.state.co.us
To learn more about Colorado's wildlife programs, please see: http://wildlife.state.co.us
For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.