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CPW encourages fishing at Carson Lake before dam upgrade

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)– Parks and wildlife officials are encouraging people to fish at Carson Lake on the Grand Mesa before it gets drained later this summer for a dam upgrade project.

The City of Grand Junction will drain the lake this summer to upgrade the dam there that’s more than 70 years old. As of early June, Colorado Parks and Wildlife lifted the bag and possession limit for all fish in Carson Lake to try to remove as many as possible before the lake is drained.

All fish must still be caught legally within CPW regulations and with a valid Colorado fishing license, the City of Grand Junction said in a press release.

The upgrade to the dam is a proactive measure and is scheduled to take three years, with different phases spaced out over each year, according to the city. It’s not damaged or dangerous.

Originally posted at KJCT8.com By Joshua Vorse on Tue 1:27 PM, Jun 12, 2018 . Image courtesy City of Grand Junction