Army Corps Dropping Water Releases to the Upper Rogue

Lost Creek water releases to the upper Rogue River have been dropping slowly. I noticed it a couple of days ago. Didn’t make a difference as it was still hard to find a biting steelhead. I did see a large, dark Chinook salmon showing itself in the center of a run. Big Chinookie dominating the run to cause the steelhead to hide even better.

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Today’s flow settles out around 1720 CFS. End of today’s air temperatures will be around 98°F. A little end of summer heat spike that should abate some by Sunday.

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Flow down around Medford and White City sections.

 

Graph showing the release up near the McGregor Park section. By Tuesday that should be down around 1200 CFS.

 

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Tailed! A chrome, bright Rogue River summer steelhead captured with a Bead Head G.R. Hare’s Ear Nymph.

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