Public fish salvage terminated at Greeley’s Poudre Ponds
Credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is ending the emergency public fish salvage that was enacted at Poudre Ponds, as the City of Greeley is restricting public access while emergency repair work continues.
The emergency public fish salvage was initiated on Aug. 26 when the city started draining the pond to complete emergency repairs to the intake pump. CPW authorized the public fish salvage in order to optimize the use of the fishery resource.
Now that public access is restricted for safety precautions and anglers will no longer be able to fish the ponds, CPW will attempt to capture remaining fish in the water and move them to other local water bodies.
“One we get water back in the pond next spring we will work to rebuild the fishery immediately,” said Assistant Area Wildlife Manager Brandon Muller.