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Fish Stocking to Increase at Jenkinson Lake

SPRA Fishing Just Got Better

Post Date:02/05/2018 3:15 PM

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is scheduled to stock fish in Jenkinson Lake at Sly Park Recreation Area (SPRA) in Pollock Pines the week of February 4, 2018. And more good news – extra fish are going to be stocked in Jenkinson Lake over the next two years.

Why the extra fish? This past fall, EID started timber harvest activities needed to support the El Dorado Forebay Dam Modification Project in Pollock Pines. The project is a dam-safety requirement that involves adding an earthen stability berm to the dry side of the dam, raising the dam 10 feet, and upgrading various associated facilities. The day-use areas around the Forebay are currently closed and will remain closed throughout construction. With limited access to the Forebay and because the project requires the reservoir to be drawdown in 2018, CDFW has discontinued fish stocking at Forebay. CDFW plans to stock Forebay’s allocation of fish into Jenkinson Lake. The extra fish will be stocked in Jenkinson instead of Forebay until the dam modifications are completed in December 2019.