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February 2005 Staff Notes for Uvalde NFH
Southwest Region, February 28, 2005
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Uvalde National Fish Hatchery Monthly Activity Report for February 2005 Aquatic Species Conservation and Management Soil and crushed limestone (to help retain soil) were added to Texas wildrice. The shock turned leaves brown on many plants. Five fountain darters died during the month. Workforce Management Rene Guerra passed the non-commercial pesticide applicator license exam. Cirilo Alonzo attended the annual refresher course for non-commercial pesticide applicator. Sandra Rodriguez attended the required Warrant Maintenance Refresher Course at NCTC. General Deferred Maintenance Project 2U4C (Repair Pond Kettles, Steps, and Levees) The west levees for ponds 3 and 13 were reshaped?raised and widened?for laying crushed limestone. Ten days of rain prevented progress. The Spurgeon Well flow meter was switched for renovation and recalibration. A battery float charger was installed on the CAT generator set. Both front tires were replaced on the JD 2355 tractor. Contractor completed the walk-in cooler installation. Aluminum mini-blinds were installed in Residence 2. Residence 1's drain pipe was unclogged. The problem was caused by tree roots, which indicates that the iron drain pipe may have a crack in it.

Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov



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