October 2013

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San Francisco Reception 
Friday, November 8, 2013
San Francisco, California

Free BBQ in San Francisco
Saturday, November 9, 2013
11:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Golden Gate Angling
& Casting Club
1232 John F Kennedy Dr.  San Francisco, CA 94121

Salt Lake City Reception 
Friday, February 21, 2014
Salt Lake City, UT 

Water Supply Outlook Improves

Timely rain storms throughout the upper Snake River region during September have improved the outlook for river flows and overall water supply in the Henry's Fork watershed. This is good news for wild trout in the Henry's Fork.  


Despite predictions early in the summer that Island Park Reservoir could be drawn down to 10,000 acre-feet (7.4 percent of capacity), the reservoir reached a minimum of just over 35,000 acre-feet (26 percent of capacity) in late September.  


Rains and cool weather ended withdrawal of storage water for irrigation a few weeks earlier than usual, allowing water managers to leave more storage in Island Park Reservoir to carry over into the winter storage season.  


This additional water will allow December-February flows in the Henry's Fork to be around 150 cubic feet per second (cfs), versus the 110 cfs that had been projected earlier in the summer.  


September rains pushed water-year total precipitation up to 87 percent of average in the Henry's Fork watershed and 91 percent of average in the larger upper Snake River basin. Near-average precipitation is forecast for the region during the October-December period.


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Study Quanitifies Why Aquatic Plants Matter

After only one field season, HFF's study of habitat use by adult rainbow trout has provided statistically meaningful descriptions of the role of aquatic plants (called macrophytes by biologists) in providing trout habitat in the Harriman State Park reach of the river.    



Local Guides Make Essential Ambassadors of the River
Jim Klug (klugphotos.com)
HFF extends a big thank you to the fishing guides and outfitters on the Henry's Fork, whose dedication to conserving the Henry's Fork has proved essential over the years. Local guides and outfitters have worked with the Foundation to ensure local and visiting anglers understand what it takes to make such a legendary wild trout fishery, and often volunteer guided fishing trips for HFF fundraising events.

We call them Ambassadors of the River for good reason. It's proved to be an essential partnership that benefits wild trout and the angling experience on the Henry's Fork.
Learn more about the guides and outfitters who have committed to being Ambassadors of the River.

About HFF  
The Henry's Fork Foundation is the only organization whose sole purpose is to conserve, protect, and restore the unique wild fisheries, wildlife, and aesthetic qualities of the Henry's Fork of the Snake River.
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