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Haviland Lake, which was drained in 2019 for repairs on the dam and outlet structure, is now open and back to normal.

 Work at Haviland was actually completed in summer 2021, but because of drought, the reservoir only took in a small amount of water and didn’t offer the same recreational opportunities to paddlers and anglers.

 And though Haviland isn’t expected to completely fill this year, enough water has run into the reservoir so that conditions are about normal, said John Livingston, spokesman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

 “If you were recreating out there, you’d think it’s back to normal,” he said. “For being in a drought year, it has come up considerably.”

 CPW has stocked Haviland a couple times this spring with rainbow trout and also has a few more stocking days scheduled for this summer, Livingston said. The 208-acre reservoir is 18 miles north of Durango, on the east side of Hwy. 550.

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