Rangers start draining Highline Lake

By: Amy Lipman Email
By: Amy Lipman Email

LOMA, Colo. (KKCO) Waterfowl hunting season may have just begun, but there's only a few days left for those who like to hunt the birds at Highline Lake.

The lake will be open to waterfowl hunters this week only because park rangers have started draining lake water in an effort to clean up sediment.

They will be bringing the level of the lake down to the lowest it has been since it was first filled in 1967.

There are still other options around for people who enjoy outdoor sports, park rangers said.

"Mack Mesa's been stocked with over 5000 fish this fall so people still have a great opportunity to come out and recreate and enjoy these beautiful fall days like today," said Alan Martinez, Highline Lake park manager.

For the next couple of weeks, the lake will drain about a foot a day, for a total of 20 feet. It will then remain at that level until next spring.

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