Cumberland Times-News

Outdoors

January 19, 2014

Gold Medal stream

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The

Upper Arkansas River has

been added to the state list of

Gold Medal Trout Waters,

which are prize fishing

grounds that stretch across

the state.

The 102-mile gold medal

stretch of the river runs from

the Lake Fork, near Leadville,

downstream to Parkdale just

above the Royal Gorge west of

Canon City.

To get the honor, a body of

water must have a minimum

standing trout stock.

The Upper Arkansas River

was cleaned up after pollution

from mining in the Leadville

area shortened the life of trout

downstream.

The Pueblo Chieftain

reports the Arkansas now is

the longest stretch of gold

medal waters in the state,

bringing the Colorado total to

322 miles.

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