A half-ton of fish, including some whoppers, moved from reservoir

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A half-ton of fish, including some whoppers, moved from reservoir

Postby WB Staff » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:07 pm

A half-ton of fish, including some whoppers, moved from reservoir

The coal-burning era at Xcel Energy's Valmont power plant in east Boulder came to an end nearly a year ago. With no public fanfare, the utility has now given the hook to hundreds of sport fish that long called it home.

But the fish are reported to be doing fine.

Across four days in November, a team of three Colorado Parks and Wildlife fish biologists transferred about a half-ton of largemouth bass and smaller forage fish to other Front Range waters with catch-and-release restrictions. The fish averaged 16 inches in length, forcing the crew to make repeated trips because their transfer tanks were so full.

Full story: http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder ... mont-plant


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