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March 25, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Plenty of fun spring activities at Potholes Reservoir

Spring has arrived, on the calendar at least, but the weather has been another story, according to Mike Meseberg owner of MarDon Resort at the Potholes Reservoir in Eastern Washington.

The surface water temp on Potholes Reservoir as of Wednesday March 21 was 40 degrees.

The bird watching has been wonderful so far this spring.

Here are some easy access places for some fun birding:

Goose Island on Potholes Reservoir experienced clouds of Caspian Turns and many species of Gull migrating back to the area.

Birders corner on the intersection of Dodson and Frenchman Hill’s Road is excellent bird watching.

North of Winchester Wasteway on Dodson Road is a circular walking trail with birding blinds to enjoy birds of the marsh.

This was a co-op project with Moses Lake Audubon and state Fish and Wildlife.

The Job Corp Dyke Road gives birders access to the North Potholes Reserve. On Potholes Reservoir the Lind Coulee arm of Potholes Reservoir was holding lots of migratory waterfowl.

Upcoming events:

April 21-22: Potholes Open Bass Tournament

May 5-6: Meseberg Spring Walleye Classic (A CWFAC Event)

May 19-20: The MarDon Open Bass Tournament (A CWFAC Event)

For details, call MarDon Resort at 800-416-2736 or visit the MarDon Resort’s website.

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