Bonny Lake State Park
Bonny Lake State Park is a state park located in
Yuma County, Coloradonear Idaliacite web |url=http://www.colorado.com/article164#bonny |title= |accessdate=2008-09-23 |title=Critter Watch: Top Places to See Colorado's Wildlife |publisher=Colorado Tourism Office |date=2008-04-06 ] . It is the easternmost State Parkin Colorado. The park was founded in 1979 by William Bernstein.
*In 2007, the lake had Convert|2200|acre feet|m3|sigfig=2 of water drained to meet obligations of a water compact made between Colorado and Kansas. [cite web |url=http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_5550449,00.html |title=Release of reservoir water ordered|accessdate=2008-09-23 |last=Kohler|first=Judith|date=2007-05-23 |publisher=
Rocky Mountain News/ Associated Press]
August 24, 2007the owners and the Colorado Department of Natural Resourcesconsidered shutting down the lake due to water loss and lack of funds. [cite web |url=http://www.denverpost.com/outdoors/ci_5796222 |title=Water debt may drain Bonny Lake |accessdate=2008-09-23 |last=Myers |first=Charlie |date=2007-05-01 |publisher= Denver Post] The lake was at a dangerously low measure sitting at only 2.7 feet. Guests could not use the lake and it was causing funds and financial problems for the campground.
More than 300 different species of birds have been seen in the park, including rare
bald eagles. Mammal species found in the park include beaver, cottontail rabbit, coyote, deer (both mule deerand white-tailed deer), jackrabbit, muskrat, opossum, raccoon, thirteen-lined ground squirrel, and weasel. [cite web |url=http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/BonnyLake/Nature/Wildlife/ |title=Bonny Lake State Park Wildlife |accessdate=2008-09-23 |date=2008-04-08 |publisher=Colorado State Parks]
* [http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/bonnylake Official Website]
* [http://www.fishexplorer.com/fx/lakedet.asp?lid=2152 Bonny Lake conditions and reports]
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