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CPW set to start month-long project to improve fish habitat

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Posted at 7:22 AM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 10:44:39-04

PARSHALL, Colo. — The Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Denver Water will start a month-long construction project set to begin on Oct. 1 to improve fish habitat in the Williams Fork River near Parshall.

The section of the river they will be working on is located in the Kemp-Breeze State Wildlife Area.

One of the improvements to this section of the river will include reshaping the channel "to enhance habitat diversity for all life-stages of trout."

CPW officials said they advise anglers to fish in other waters if they can.

"Unfortunately, this will affect some fishing trips to this area but anglers should know that the long-term improvements will be worth the temporary inconvenience," Jon Ewert, area aquatic biologist with CPW, said in a news release. "This project will turn a very good trout fishery into a great one, so we ask anglers for a little patience."

CPW said this project will only bring some "visible sediment" in the river.

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