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Fishing salvage issued in Newton

July 19, 2019 - 9:42 pm

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism issued a fishing salvage Thursday in Newton due to low water levels after the dam deflated in Sand Creek.

The order allows residents in Newton to fish in six locations between 1st and 12th streets.  

Residents care allowed to fish in those areas with a "rod and reel, by hand or by net". The fishing spots will be designated by posted signs and as long as the sign is posted, they can fish in those ways.

The order will last until they are able to repair the dam, which will take a couple months.

The city wants people to catch the fish because they won't survive in those areas anyway with only small pools of water throughout the creek.

The Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism officials said once the dam is rebuilt and the water refills they will restock the creek with fish.


Places people can fish:

Athletic near 1st St., Parking lot off of W. 9th on the west side of Sand Creek, 12th street bridge on the west side, 12th street bridge on the east side, Ash St. bridge and 8th street area, 4th St. boat ramp," as per an email sent out by the city to it's employees.

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