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Old 04-16-2020, 05:43 AM
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David,

Between 1933 and 1994 (1994 is when I did the study) there have been 27,000 European browns stocked at the crossings 1st, 2nd and 3rd. I am thinking they struggled to survive because of a very silty watershed.
Very cool, thanks for the info!

I understand the silt levels of the East Verde in those areas, especially with the numerous wild fires we have had in that time frame. The Dude Fire in 1990 did a major destruction on numerous watersheds, along with a bevy of smaller fires afterwards.

Now with the fresh water pouring into the upper section near Washington Park, a lot of that sediment is being cleared up in record time.
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