Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Thursday stocked 1,500 rainbow trout in the Animas River at a few locations from the 32nd Street Bridge to the High Bridge on South Camino del Rio, a 5-mile stretch of river that runs through Durango.
It marked the first significant restocking of fish in the Animas since mudslides and floods from the 416 Fire burn scar this summer caused a near complete die-off in the waterway.
“One thing we’d like to see is how well these guys survive,” said Jim White, an aquatic biologist for CPW in Durango. “Because it’s going to take a while to rebuild the fishery.”
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by: navacito on 12/18/2018 4:22:00 PM "a near complete die-off in the waterway."