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Ashton Reservoir Drawdown Complete!

May 23, 2012 | Mike Lawson

From the Henry's Fork Foundation today...

Good news!

The Ashton Reservoir drawdown has been completed. PacifiCorp completed the drawdown to the 5130-foot level this morning. The reservoir will stay at this level and operate in run-of the river mode until November. As expected, the water clarity was somewhat impacted during the final stages of the drawdown. However, turbidity levels have already begun dropping today and water clarity is improving. When the Henry's Fork opens for fishing between Ashton Dam and Vernon Bridge this Saturday, the water will likely still be somewhat off color but improving.

Please remember the area around Ashton Dam remains closed to the public for safety reasons. This includes the steep road down to the base of Ashton Dam.