What’s it feel like under 4 inches of Denver South Platte mud and silt? Ben Cole, Ben Johnston, and Christen Luskey find out. Denver Trout Unlimited temperature sensors are often buried in silt after 6 months chained to the bottom of the DSP. Does this invalidate their temperature readings? Are the temperature reading close to those from the scientifically accurate USGS sensor on the DSP at Englewood? These intrepid high school seniors risk all to find out.
See their graph: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1LQMO8mmEWdSlkwN25CYzhyRXM
See their report: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1LQMO8mmEWdMkYtZHVYTURoNVU
See their data: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ErSvcZP7PDSLMSr2L9Jj6_YAbNG77cYgLqx-yz_TQ2E
Little Underwater Neighborhood Keepers Encompassing Rheotatic Salmonids (LUNKER) Pipes.
To solve the problem of lack of habitat shelter from undercut banks, sweeper logs, or big boulders in the Denver South Platte, the DTU River Run Habitat Committee, Ben Neilsen (RiverRun Phase II designer), and Paul Winkle (CPW DSP Aquatic Biologist) have designed and located for experimental placement, of ten 18-36 inch diameter 8 foot sections of concrete pipe with rectangular windows below the water line to simulate the kind of shelter we hope the fish of the DSP will love.
Keep current with our progress here.
Update 11/3/2017. Ben Neilsen, project manager reports:
” The first LUNKER will be installed in the next 3-4 weeks. I’m very excited too about these for a lot of reasons. Particularly I see real promise for reaches that have vegetation restrictions or limitations due to urbanization and flood conveyance. We will vary LUNKER alignments and angle of windows (rotation). “
Threats to Public Land & Streams. By Geoff Storm, Denver Trout Unlimited Denver TU – February 12, 2017 On January 3, the first day of the 115th Congress, the US House of Representatives passed its House Rules resolution. Contained … Continue reading
Winter Fly Fishing by Ben Johnston w/flies by Allen Gardner As I approached my favorite stretch on the eagle river I was taken aback by how the the cold February sun shone through the frozen breath leaving my mouth. I … Continue reading
Hobbs, Davenport, Grabarz tie up 20 of their favs for the Colorado Trout Unlimited Home Water Favorites.
Check them out here (Davenport, Hobbs, Grabarz) and at the Colorado Trout Unlimited Gala at Mile High Station on March 9, 2017.