Fish salvage successful, 6,000 saved

Nevada Department of Wildlife Volunteer Coordinator Kim Toulouse holds one of the large fish salvaged from the Verdi Ditch on Wednesday.  The rainbow trout was estimated to weigh about 10 pounds and was nearly 30 inches in length.
Nevada Department of Wildlife Volunteer Coordinator Kim Toulouse holds one of the large fish salvaged from the Verdi Ditch on Wednesday. The rainbow trout was estimated to weigh about 10 pounds and was nearly 30 inches in length.
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Updated: 8/07 7:06 am
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The Nevada Department of Wildlife has completed the salvage of the stranded fish in the Washoe and Verdi Ditches -- with an estimated 6,000 fish being saved by the electro-fishing operation.

The operation took place over two days, August 5 through 6. Most of the fish captured in the operation were returned to the Truckee River. A small load of fish was stocked in Marilyn’s Pond (in Galena Creek Regional Park) on Wednesday afternoon.

Rainbow and brown trout, along with mountain whitefish were the main species of fish captured in the two ditches. There were also smaller minnow species captured during the operation.

The Verdi Ditch and the Washoe Ditch saw flows cut off last week. NDOW personnel and volunteers, along with personnel from the Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA), combined efforts over the two days to save the fish from the receding waters of the two ditches.

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kdavis52 - 8/7/2014 3:00 PM
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Good. Nice to see some effort in saving the landlocked Trout. They're good eatin' too!!
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