Laramie, WY – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has
asked the Wyoming Game and Fish Department not to restock Teton Reservoir with fish.
The reservoir is on Sage Creek Road south of Rawlins and is a popular fishing spot. But the BLM says lack of water and inadequate depth has reduced the reservoir's ability to support fish.
BLM spokesman Bruce Collins says game department has been stocking the reservoir with several thousand rainbow and brown trout each year.
The BLM built Teton Reservoir in the 1960s in the Little Sage Creek drainage as part of a larger watershed effort to reduce sedimentation going into the North Platte River. But collected sediment over the years has reduced the reservoir's capacity.