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Grand Teton to remove Spread Creek diversion dam

Submitted by rebecca on August 30, 2010 – 6:59 amNo Comment


     
     GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) – Grand Teton National Park
plans to remove a diversion dam from a tributary of the Upper Snake
River to help restore trout habitat.
     Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott says the park will work
with Trout Unlimited to remove the Spread Creek dam. The dam is a
diversion structure on a stream that flows from the Bridger-Teton
National Forest into the eastern boundary of the park.
     The project will reconnect about 50 miles of critical trout
habitat along Spread Creek. It will allow for the natural movement
of native cutthroat trout and other non-game fish that historically
migrated through this waterway to spawn.

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