Date: 8/26/19 11:28 am
From: Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...>
Subject: [cobirds] Big Johnson Reservoir
COBIRDERS: Below is an update from Aiken Audubon Society's next newsletter
about the status of Big Johnson Reservoir in El Paso County -

Having been parched for the past three years,
Big Johnson may get a glimpse of water
before the end of 2019.
Gary Steen, manager of the Fountain
Mutual Irrigation Company, says that while
the company continues to make repairs to
the outlet gates, the silt material has been
removed and they should be able to partially
fill in the reservoir between late November
and early December. (November through
mid-March is when they are allowed to take
water from Fountain Creek for storage. I
mistakenly reported earlier that November
was the only window they had for removing
water from the creek.)
As Mr. Steen has said before, it will be two
to three years before the reservoir is mostly
full. Let’s hope there will be enough water
to lure some migrants next May.

Diana Beatty
El Paso County



All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the
old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.

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