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Beaver Creek Fire Ash Washed Into Sun Valley Fishing Creeks

Despite the good news of the huge Beaver Creek fire near Sun Valley being 100% contained and now largely extinguished, that doesn't mean the damage is over. Recent thunderstorms and rain have sent hillsides of loose ash, dirt, and debris sliding down into local valleys and streams, muddying up local rivers that are usually clear and prime for fly-fishing. The evidence of that is particularly stark in Steve Dondero's photo above, which shows the murky, ash-choked waters of Warm Springs Creek meeting with the crystal-clear water of the Big Wood River. Local fly-fishing guides have had to scour for clean waterways upriver of areas burned out by the fire.
· After Beaver Creek fire, anglers are forced to cast their lines elsewhere [Boise State Public Radio]