johnson reservoir

According to long-time local farmer, Arlando Larsen, Johnson Reservoir has not been this low since 1968 or ‘69.

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The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has issued a salvage order for Johnson Reservoir near Preston in Franklin County, effective Sept. 8, 2021, through October 31, 2021. Salvage orders had already been issued for Condie and Winder reservoirs.

Johnson Reservoir will become extremely low over the next several weeks as irrigation demands continue to be met. The fish at this reservoir will not survive when water levels become unsuitable. Orders of salvage are therefore warranted to maximize public use of these fish.

During the salvage order timeline at Johnson Reservoir:

n Fish may be taken by any method except use of firearms, explosives, chemicals, or electric current.

n All size, bag, and possession limits are suspended.

n A valid Idaho fishing license is still required.

For more information about this salvage order, contact the Idaho Fish and Game Southeast Region office in Pocatello at 208-232-4703.

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