If you’re a regular reader, you should no longer be falling for that scandalous teaser headline. We’re talking about the DEEP’s annual electroshocking/sampling/broodstock collection that eventually produces those wonderful wild and Survivor Strain browns.
You may have noticed the Riverton USGS gauge dropping like a stone:
Here’s the word from DEEP Fisheries Biologist Neal Hagstrom:
“The hope is to get the broodstock collected tomorrow if the river is low enough. If not we will try again on Monday. They are changing out a gate at Rainbow Dam and need the reservoir down to do the work. They are looking at refiling the reservoir on Wed late/Thursday. The river should return to normal flows then. Of course, hurricanes can change everything…”