By Charlie MeyersThe Denver Post
Pic thanks to The Perfect Drift Club
The locations are miles apart, yet very close in their cause and concern. Whether the angling community and Denver Water can gain some solutions to the problems that cause trout to die on the North Fork of the South Platte River upstream from Bailey, and on South Boulder Creek where it flows from Gross Reservoir, remains to be seen. Because it is recent and involves lots of money and very large fish, the North Fork situation has attracted the most and immediate attention. Further, it features a sequel even more enduring and dramatic.
From Oct. 28 to Nov. 7, Denver Water squelched the flow through the Roberts Tunnel, which delivers water from Dillon Reservoir through the Continental Divide and ultimately to the taps of the Denver metro.