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  • Imperiled fish returns to the Cheoah River, marking another step in river’s restoration

    July 14, 2010 | 4 minute read

    Stocking a river with one of the nation’s rarest fish is a slow and gentle process. On a late-June day, biologist Steve Fraley lowers a clear-plastic bag full of water and fifty small, threatened fish called spotfin chub into Graham County’s Cheoah River, keeping the bag closed while the water temperature in the bag approaches the river’s temperature. After a few minutes, he opens the bag and mixes in some river water, continuing the acclimation process.  Learn more...

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