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Taylor River's Shrimp-Fed Rainbows

August 16, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Roger Wheaton writes about the pig trough created by the flushing of mysis shrimp into this famous Colorado tailwater. “The deep-dwelling shrimp multiplied rapidly, and vast numbers of them were being swept out of the dam’s bottom-release tube into the river below. Passage through the tumultuous release tube left the high nutrient value shrimp dead or stunned, thus easy prey for trout.” In Rocky Mountain Game & Fish.