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Flushing flow to aid Big Horn River trout


March 28, 2017

CODY — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department cautions sportsmen and recreationists to be aware of sizable increases in water flows in the Big Horn River March 28 as part of a flushing flow project.

The Bureau of Reclamation will begin releasing additional water from Boysen Reservoir causing flows in the river below Boysen Dam to fluctuate from 2000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 5000 cfs. Beginning Tuesday, March 28 at 2 a.m., the release of water from Boysen Dam will be increased to 3,000 cfs, and further increased to 5,000 cfs at approximately 7 a.m. for 10 hours before being reduced gra...

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