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Anyone with valid fishing license can catch as many fish as they like at Ramah Reservoir in state wildlife area

RAMAH, Colo. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is ordering an emergency fish salvage operation at Ramah Reservoir after steadily declining water levels over the past two years have left it dangerously low.

Spring precipitation did not add enough water to the reservoir to maintain a viable fishery through the 2017 season. Rather than let the fish die, CPW ordered the emergency fish salvage, offering anglers a unique opportunity to catch as many fish as they like.

The order lifts bag and possession limits for any member of the public holding a valid state fishing license. Signs will be posted at the reservoir announcing the order.

Anglers must use legal fishing methods. And emergency fish salvage is only permitted at Ramah Reservoir during daylight. The emergency fish salvage will continue until the order is lifted.

The reservoir is part of the 400-acre Ramah State Wildlife Area in eastern El Paso County, about 40 miles east of Colorado Springs off U.S. Highway 24. Besides fishing and hunting, the area is popular for wildlife viewing and for its archery range.

CPW will issue a notice and post signs when the salvage operation ends.