Razorback Sucker

July 4, 2013--River restoration earns national honors (Durango Telegraph)

It was working together, not just working toward environmental goals, that made the San Juan River Habitat Restoration Project stand out. The project earned an America’s Great Outdoors program award this week for recent habitat improvements along the San Juan that required a unique and successful partnership between tribal, state, federal and nonprofit agencies and organizations.


April 9, 2013--Squawfish to stay on endangered species list (Durango Herald)

One of four imperiled fish on the Colorado River will stay on the endangered species list at least another five years to ensure its numbers are rebounding. Colorado pikeminnows, once known as squawfish, are now most common in the Green and Yampa rivers, though the 15-mile stretch of the Colorado River through the Grand Valley that is considered critical to survival of the fish.


Razorback Sucker Found in Grand Canyon

Biologists recently caught a razorback sucker in Grand Canyon National Park. It was the first one seen in 20 years and it is believed the fish swam upstream 50 miles from Lake Mead.


October 29, 2012--Endangered razorback sucker discovered in Grand Canyon (High Country News)

On Oct. 9, biologists electrofishing in Grand Canyon National Park caught a razorback sucker -- the first one seen in the park in 20 years. The endangered fish, known for its distinctive humpback, huge size (up to three feet long!) and long life (40-plus years!) was once common in the Colorado River and its tributaries.


May 4, 2012--Drought means triage for endangered Colorado River fish (Summit Voice)

With 2012 shaping up to be at least a near-record drought year in the high country, some of the Colorado River’s endangered native fish could be facing a battle for survival, especially in key tributaries like the Yampa, in northwestern Colorado.


June 8, 2010--River releases bumped up for endangered fish (Sky-Hi Daily News)

As part of an ongoing effort to improve river habitat for several endangered fish species, releases from various reservoirs will be increased this week and next as part of the Coordinated Reservoirs Operations Program.


January 7, 2010--Feds take flack over water releases for Colo. fish (Denver Post)

Federal officials say endangered fish trump other fish and the anglers who chase them when it comes to flows on the Fryingpan River in western Colorado. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S.

November 25, 2009--Bureau: Little flexibility on releases of water from Ruedi (Aspen Times)

Trout fishing suffered on the Fryingpan River above Basalt for six weeks last summer because water from Ruedi Reservoir was needed to assist endangered fish, federal authorities said Monday. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said it released water purchased from Ruedi by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service when the agency demanded, or “called,” it in August.


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