Drought has taken a toll on Maine’s wild brook trout

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Drought has taken a toll on Maine’s wild brook trout

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:44 am

Drought has taken a toll on Maine’s wild brook trout
Wildlife biologists say it may take as long as four years for the state's wild brook trout population to fully recover.

Wildlife biologists say it may take up to four years for Maine’s wild brook trout population to fully recover from the significant toll it suffered during last year’s drought.

The worst affected areas were ponds and streams in central and southern Maine, the result of extreme drought conditions in nearly all of York and Cumberland counties as recently as September. More than 7 feet of snow this winter has ended Maine’s drought conditions in all but the southern tip of York County, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

But as fishermen prepare for the traditional opening day of freshwater fishing season Saturday, they worry that a recurrence of dry weather would create even more damage for wild brook trout.

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/04/01/d ... ook-trout/
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