Lutsen Resort looking to take more - millions of gallons from the Poplar River
|Pictured here is a nice little Coho Salmon |
caught out of the Poplar River
Can there be any good to the fishery out of this... really? We do not think so. We are going to dive head first into this ASAP and will do our best to keep you posted on a regular basis.
Here is an expert from the Star tribune article, written by: Josephine Marcotty. You can click on the link below for the full article.
"For decades, the Poplar River has made Minnesotans happy year-round as it tumbles down from the Boundary Waters wilderness to the North Shore of Lake Superior. In fishing season, anglers hook trout and other game fish from its rocky pools. In winter, its lower reach supplies water that Lutsen Mountain Resort uses to make snow for skiers.
Now, in a move that has outraged conservationists, the Legislature is poised to give the skiers and the privately owned resort an advantage over the anglers and the trout. It is expected to pass a law that would give Lutsen special dispensation to draw millions of gallons of water from the small river -- a designated trout stream -- to ensure that Lutsen has enough snow from November to March."
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