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Lake: Paonia Reservoir

Just a small river

Post By: Fisherguyd      Posted: 10/27/2014 6:54:13 AM     Points: 96    
Went to Marble this weekend and passed by what used to be a reservoir. Nothing but reddish-brown mud and a trickle of water going through the middle. It really sucks if they drained it just to get rid of the Pike!
 Reply by: Mr.Pink      Posted: 10/27/2014 1:06:19 PM     Points: 427    
I used to drive by that reservoir pretty often for work, and I've seen what you're describing several times. Maybe the demand sometimes exceeds the storage capacity...not sure. If they were trying to get rid of pike, they probably would've just treated with rotenone. Whatever the reason, it's too bad. Thanks for posting.
 Reply by: Flyrodn      Posted: 10/27/2014 3:41:56 PM     Points: 184621    
This is normal for Paonia. It gets drained down in the fall many years, but the pike persist.
 Reply by: Pathway      Posted: 10/28/2014 11:39:56 AM     Points: 534    
The reservoir is filling up with silt from the Muddy. It always looks like a mud puddle in the fall.