Flash Flood Warning issued July 22 at 6:39PM MDT expiring July 22 at 8:45PM MDT in effect for: El Paso
Areal Flood Advisory issued July 22 at 6:05PM MDT expiring July 22 at 8:00PM MDT in effect for: El Paso
Areal Flood Advisory issued July 22 at 5:15PM MDT expiring July 22 at 7:30PM MDT in effect for: Las Animas
Flash Flood Watch issued July 22 at 11:37AM MDT expiring July 22 at 9:00PM MDT in effect for: Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan, San Miguel
Flash Flood Watch issued July 22 at 11:16AM MDT expiring July 22 at 9:00PM MDT in effect for: Alamosa, Chaffee, Conejos, Costilla, Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Las Animas, Mineral, Pueblo, Rio Grande, Saguache
DOTSERO, Colo. -
Wildlife officials are restocking after several thousand fish were killed when a monsoon downpour in July washed silt and debris into the Colorado River below Dotsero and through the Glenwood Canyon.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials plan to restock the river on Tuesday with several thousand Hofer rainbow trout that are resistant to whirling disease, which is another threat to the state's fishing industry.
The disease is caused by a parasite and can cause skull and spinal column deformities in young trout.
Glenwood Springs area wildlife manager Perry Will says the fish kill from the downpour in July was unfortunate, but it's providing wildlife officials an opportunity to stock the river with fish resistant to the disease.