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Hi-Line Living: Should Fresno feed fish as well as crops?

Advocates seek to change irrigation-only designation for reservoir


Havre Daily News/Floyd Brandt

Advocates say it's high time Fresno Reservoir be recognized and authorized as what it already is - a recreational body of water and fishery as well as an irrigation reservoir.

This year's drought has diminished pool levels of the reservoir and, consequently, revived conversation about why, after decades of recreational and angler use, Fresno is still only federally recognized as an irrigation storage reservoir.

Carolyn Anderson, a former member of the Fresno Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited and a vocal advocate for the reservoir's re-authorization, said she got involved in the conversation a...

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