Colorado's Eagle River Losing Younger Fish

August 5, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

As Charlie Meyers reports in this morning’s Denver Post, researchers are puzzled over why the Eagle River continues to see a decline in young brown trout populations. “The numbers being tossed around range from 20 to 30 percent, substantial figures for a stream that has seen more than its share of troubles dating to intense chemical pollution from a mining site at Gilman, upstream from the town of Minturn.”