Fish will be free to swim in south Boulder

Daily Camera By Laura Snider Sunday, November 9, 2008

A new concrete ramp covered in flowing water will let fish swim all the way from Valmont and Baseline Reservoirs in eastern Boulder to Eldorado Springs.

The city’s Open Space and Mountain Parks Department is working to install a “fish passage” at the McGinn Ditch diversion on South Boulder Creek just north of U.S. 36. When the passage is finished, the 20 or so species of fish that live in the creek will be able to move more freely across Boulder’s waterways.

“This will open up the whole area to spawning grounds,” said Larry Quilling, president of Boulder Flycasters.