Emergency public fish salvage announced at Barr Lake

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Barr Lake State Park, Colorado. Photo: colorado-lifestyle.blogspot.com

Barr Lake State Park, Colorado. Photo: colorado-lifestyle.blogspot.com

DENVER — A public fish salvage at Barr Lake State Park northeast of Denver begins 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,” says Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill.

Here are the rules:
— 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 this public fish salvage has not been determined.

Barr Lake State Park is in Adams County near Brighton.