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Colorado Retrieving Sport Fish From Bonny Lake

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The Bonny Dam (credit: cement.org)

The Bonny Dam (credit: cement.org)

HALE, Colo. (AP) – Wildlife officials are getting sport fish out of Bonny Lake reservoir as it drains.

The eastern Colorado reservoir is being drained to send some 4 billion gallons of water to Nebraska and Kansas under a 1942 agreement among the three states. Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Friday that it will take about two months to drain Bonny Lake.

Colorado biologists say they’ll trap as many fish as possible and relocate sport fish to other public fishing waters. Anglers can continue to remove fish provided the shoreline remains stable and access is safe.

There are no limits on the number or species anglers can keep, but commercial fishing is prohibited.

Bonny Reservoir in Yuma County was created in 1951 with a flood control dam on the Republican River.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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