An extensive and highly commendable endeavor is underway as the Salida lowhead dam, situated a few miles upstream from Salida, Colorado, is finally being removed. This dam has posed a persistent threat to river safety for a considerable period, and it has been disused for water diversion purposes for over two decades. With its removal, the river’s ecosystem will benefit significantly, as both fish and boaters will find it easier to navigate this particular section.

The ambitious project involves the extraction of a whopping 1,000 truckloads of sediment from the area above the dam, making it an impressive undertaking.

Special appreciation goes out to @coparkswildlife and @ahra_cpw, whose unwavering dedication has been the driving force behind the successful execution of this initiative! 

Be sure to check out @upriverflyfishing on Instagram for updates.  

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