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Stream Gaging and Flows at Island Park Dam

Many of you have asked about management of flows in the Henry’s Fork downstream of Island Park Dam during the summer and fall of 2013. During July, flows were high when irrigation water was being delivered out of Island Park Reservoir, but they were not nearly as high as the real-time streamflow values that appeared on the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) water data web site at the time. Similarly, flows have been dropped to very low levels over the past few weeks to facilitate storage of water in the reservoir, but these flows are not nearly as low as

HFF Offers Hosted Fishing Trips

HFF Offers Hosted Fishing Trips

In 2014 and 2015, we will host two exclusive fishing trips. 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.

Idaho Budget Includes Island Park Dam Extension

Idaho Budget Includes Island Park Dam Extension

In his annual budget address on January 6, Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter proposed $15 million in the fiscal 2015 budget to fund water-supply projects, two of which have the potential to affect stream flows in the Henry’s Fork. The governor pledged $2.5 million toward a proposal that would expand the storage capacity of Island Park Reservoir by about 20 percent over its current capacity.

Locals Go Fishing With Youth on the Fly

Locals Go Fishing With Youth on the Fly

Fifteen local kids experienced fly fishing on their local Henry's Fork at the end of August thanks to eight incredible guides who donated a day to the kids as part of Youth on the Fly. The anglers are recent fifth grade graduates from Ashton Elementary. They spent half of the school year raising trout of their own through HFF's the Trout in the Classroom program.

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