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Hatchery Manager Ken Gillette surveys the damages. Ann Froschauer/USFWS
Hatchery Manager Ken Gillette surveys the damages.
Ann Froschauer/USFWS


White River National Fish Hatchery Hit Hard by Storm


The hatchery is located in one of the Vermont communities that experienced severe flooding after tropical storm Irene passed over the region last week. The White River rose feet above its banks, and much of the hatchery’s infrastructure - including fish pools and raceways - was underwater and is now buried in mud. The facility was unreachable by road for several days, and it remains minimally operational. Service biologists and engineers are assessing the extent of fish losses and hatchery damage.

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Published on: Monday, September 05,2011


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