Bighorn Flows Restricted Until June

April 10, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

Citing below-normal snowmelt, the federal Bureau of Reclamation will keep flows into the Bighorn River at 1,500 cfs until at least June, instead of raising them to the planned 2,000 cfs. “High flows increase the odds that young trout can reach maturity. But Wyoming officials maintain the fishery is being protected at the expense of upstream tourism interests. The river flows north out of Wyoming into Montana.” From the Billings Gazette.