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  • J.R.
    started a topic What goes in must come out

    What goes in must come out

    Well, with Prineville Reservoir at 99%, even if they let out a bit more than what comes in, the fishing will be entirely dependent for a while on the rate of snow melt and run-off.

    - JR



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  • later, Peter
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    jest like a Kidney Stone

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  • HopperDropper
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    Originally posted by Peteo View Post
    With the selective water release tower PGE can pick what temperature they want the river to run at, so high, cool flows shouldn't change things. The madras gage showed 49 degrees yesterday. It won't be long. Higher water will be the difference. Tougher wading, but more fish close to the bank.
    Keep in mind PGE does not "select" the temperature. It is dictated largely on tributary conditions. If they are running higher and colder so must the discharge to the lower river.

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  • pigs
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    That makes sense Peteo. Except, the last handful of years have been low snowpack, drought type years. This year the opposite. Even if they are drawing mostly surface water, won't that water be cooler than the last few? At least during the stonefly hatch into early summer maybe?

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  • Peteo
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    With the selective water release tower PGE can pick what temperature they want the river to run at, so high, cool flows shouldn't change things. The madras gage showed 49 degrees yesterday. It won't be long. Higher water will be the difference. Tougher wading, but more fish close to the bank.

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  • pigs
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    Just a guess......I would think with higher flows due to extended runoff from snow melt, the water temps will be lower than average......the hatch might be later than the last several years......maybe more in line with pre mixing tower?

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  • tictac
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    Be surprised if current levels in CO rivers don't continue well into summer. Effects on SF hatch this spring?

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  • pigs
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    It's a "have a plan B and C in your back pocket" kinda year....

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  • jmwfish224
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    I haven't fished the D in several years but was planning a little half day at the beginning of next month, down below Pelton. Looks like that may be in jeopardy. Anyone want to hazard a guess as to if it'll be fishable in early May?

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  • SteelCityIrish
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    Love seeing that SNOTEL map all blue and green!!! So nice....

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  • Canuck from KS
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    It is going to be a while, there is still a good bit of snow in the watershed and getting even a bit more this week.

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