Basalt’s Lake Christine gets restocked
BASALT, Colo. ” The Colorado Division of Wildlife has stocked Lake Christine with 400 rainbow trout, topping a two-year effort to rehabilitate the pond.
Lake Christine has been ailing since 2000, when a culvert that releases its water became clogged. A dam was compromised, sending cottonwood trees and mud onto Colorado 82, and state engineers wouldn’t allow the wildlife division to refill the pond.
A $1.8 million project rebuilt the dam and a separate spillway. And when the pond was drained last year, wildlife officers captured and destroyed most of the non-native goldfish that somehow got in the water over the years.
The pond, which is a “catch-and-keep” waterway, will be continually stocked.
Information from: The Aspen Times, http://www.aspentimes.com
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