This literature review was conducted as the first part of the Fryingpan Roaring Fork Fisheries Study for the Roaring Fork Conservancy. The literature review consisted of compiling data, reports and information on instream flows, fish populations and other factors related to the aquatic ecosystem for the Fryingpan and Roaring Fork rivers. The purpose of the literature review is to assemble a database of existing information from data sources including the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Bureau of Reclamation, Colorado River Water Conservation District, Roaring Fork Conservancy, and other entities. A total of 31 references were assembled. The annotated bibliography contains 28 references that pertain directly to fisheries, instream flow and fish population studies that date from 1943 to the present.
The literature review is organized first by an overview of the Fryingpan River and information pertaining to it. The second section addresses the Roaring Fork River and information that pertains directly to it. The third section is the annotated bibliography with a description of each of the references reviewed. This information will be used in the final fisheries report for historical information for the two rivers. This historical information will be used and put in context of the current studies on instream flow, spawning habitats and fishery information.