Shawnee, CO

Flows in the North Fork of the South Platte River are highly altered due to releases to the front range from Dillon Reservoir and vary from low baseflow conditions in the winter to sustained high flows from June through September. ERC was hired to design and construct improvements that would improve holding capacity for large trout throughout the year. Improvements included riffles, bend pools, step pools, rock and woody debris for micro-habitat and bank stabilization. After improvements this section has become a flyfishing destination providing a first class fishery in close proximity to the Denver metro area.