We went below Piute, because it's usually a decent place to fish and look at wildlife. What I saw sickened me.
All flows were cut off from the spill way. NO water running down the Sevier river. I took pictures from the spill way. It was horrible! Thousands of dead fish littered the banks. About 1/3 were Rainbow trout(some I saw were 5 - 6#'s), 1/4 were Smallmouth Bass(including a lot of spawners), and the rest were various minnows and suckers. All belly up. There were still a few fish surviving in the remaining trickle of water. One was an honest 10# brown, but he went down in the water before we could net him and get him to oxygenated water.
It was like that all the way down the river. Fish lined the banks dead. Made me sick. Fortunately there's still a little water running down Marysvale canyon. For now.
What would a guy need to do to get at least a little water running down the river? 5 CFS would work. Not like it's that much water, anyway. Is it the Sevier River Water Users Association? If it is, they've ruined the entire fishery. Here's some pictures.