OAK CREEK, Colo. (CBS4) — Break out the fishing poles. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has lifted the mandatory fishing ban on a section of the Yampa River.

The department implemented the ban on a sixth-tenth of mile stretch on June 14. That stretch was below the damn at Stagecoach State Park.

CPW was concerned about the minimal snowpack which means low streams during the hottest time of the year.

It has monitored the water flow and other conditions on that stretch of river since the June closure.

The Colorado Water Trust and Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District has released more water, improving the water flow.

“That said, we will likely be enduring a hot, dry spell for the foreseeable future. We’ll keep on top of conditions and will advise the public if anything changes,” said Area Aquatic Biologist Bill Atkinson in a news release…

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CBS Denver
Raetta Holdman
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