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Salt Lake City Reception 
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah 

Boise Reception
Friday, April 11, 2014
Boise, Idaho 
Basin Study Update 
In his 2015 proposed budget, Idaho's Governor included two water projects that will affect the Henry's Fork and its trout.
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Thank You!
Thank you for your year-end gift. Your generosity will kick off HFF's 30th Anniversary year and protect wild trout!

Final Phase of Dam Construction Will Reconnect Miles of Trout Habitat
After two years of delay, construction at Chester Dam hydroelectric project is nearly complete. The final phase of construction involves installing an inflatable rubber bladder on top of the existing dam.

The inflatable bladder will raise the water level upstream of the dam, allowing the fish ladder and fish screening facilities at the dam to become fully operational. The fish ladder will allow trout to migrate to habitat upstream of Chester Dam for the first time since its construction more than 70 years ago.

The first two of three sections of the rubber bladder were installed during the week of January 6. All construction is scheduled to be completed by early spring. The Henry's Fork Foundation will begin operating and monitoring the fish ladder as soon as the inflatable rubber bladder is fully functional.
Fall River Electric is currently installing an inflatable rubber bladder at Chester Dam, allowing enhancements to benefit trout to become operational.

HFF Offers Hosted Fishing Trips in Alaska and Argentina 

In the next two years, we will host two exclusive fishing trips, one in Alaska and one in Argentina. We were fortunate to secure two premiere fishing lodge experiences and we want to share them with you. With each trip you will learn about the work being done by the Foundation, get to know our Executive Director and Conservation Fund Director, meet HFF board members, and enjoy incredible fishing.  


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Warm, Dry Weather Spurs Reduced Outflow From Dam  

Following a wet start to the winter, snow pack in the Henry's Fork watershed has fallen below average.  An extended period of dry weather is also predicted for the next few weeks. In response, the members of the Henry's Fork Drought Management Planning Committee, including HFF, agreed to reduce outflow from Island Park about 12 percent in late December, after the worst of a severe cold spell had passed.


Fortunately, temperatures have moderated after a cold snap earlier this winter, and are forecast to be much warmer than average over the next few weeks. This will minimize any negative effects of the outflow reduction. During the three-week cold spell in early December, flow averaged around 290 cubic feet per second (cfs), substantially higher than the 200 cfs outflow that had been projected earlier in the fall.  


The flexibility to deliver high flows during periods of cold weather and reduce flows during warm weather maximizes survival of juvenile rainbow trout while also filling water rights in Island Park Reservoir by the start of the irrigation season. The Drought Management Planning Committee will continue to monitor weather, flow, and water-supply conditions throughout the remainder of the winter and adjust outflows as necessary.  


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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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