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Drought-caused Colorado River fishing restrictions lifted, but it may be a temporary reprieve

By James Anderson, The Associated Press Colorado lifted some fishing restrictions along a stretch of the Colorado River on Tuesday, but biologists warn that historically low water flows caused by a drought in the U.S. West, high water temperatures and wildfire sediment that all starve trout of oxygen could force future bans. On July 7, […]

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Drought, heat and fire prompt fishing ban on 120-mile stretch of Colorado River

By James Anderson, The Associated Press Colorado wildlife officials on Wednesday urged anglers to avoid fishing along a stretch of the Colorado River because low flows during a historic drought in the U.S. West, critically warm water temperatures and sediment runoff from wildfire burn scars are all starving trout of oxygen. The move along a […]