Low water means stressed fish

BUFFALO — With a lack of precipitation during the summer months, Clear Creek in northeast Wyoming is running with significantly lower streamflow than usual for mid-July. With the lower flow levels the shallow water has heated up, stressing fish, including the native brown and rainbow trout.

To put the issue in perspective, Clear Creek usually runs around 140 cubic feet per second at this point in the summer, but is now discharging at a rate between 60 and 100 cubic feet per second.

Wyoming Fish and Game Sheridan Region fishery supervisor Paul Mavrakis warns against “catch-and-release” fishing in the heat of the day, and advises getting the fish off the hook and back in the water as fast as possible in an attempt to mitigate the effects..

Rec Center will host open house

On Aug. 10 and 11 Teton County Parks and Rec will host an open house about the coming expansion to the rec center and development of the climbing gym.

The event is tentatively scheduled from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and will give people the opportunity to ask questions and let staff members know what they would like to see in the climbing gym.

Those interested can RSVP via Facebook at the Teton Climbers’ Coalition.

Youth soccer to golf for funds

Jackson Hole Youth Soccer is hosting its first ever golf fundraising event on Aug. 12 at Victor’s Teton Reserve Golf Course. Competing in groups of four, the event will include a four-person scramble, along with multiple side contests and an award ceremony to cap off the day.

Additional on-course contests will include a putting competition, longest drive and closest-to-the-pin event.

Check-in on the day of the event is set for 11:30 a.m., with a 1 p.m. tee time to begin the afternoon.

The entry fee is $400 for each team, and includes a boxed lunch and golf cart for the group.

Interested parties can sign up at JacksonHoleYouthSoccer.org

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