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Water Dog Reservoir On Grand Mesa To Be Restored

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(credit: wildlife.state.co.us)

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Parks and Wildlife managers plan to start restoring Water Dog Reservoir on the Grand Mesa next week.

Wildlife managers say they have found white suckers that could displace rainbow trout in the western Colorado fishery. They plan to remove the white suckers starting Wednesday by applying a plant-derived toxicant.

Managers said they expect the project will be completed by mid-October. They plan to stock rainbow trout in the reservoir early next summer.

Wildlife officials say white suckers were likely introduced to the reservoir by anglers using them as live bait. The use of live bait isn’t allowed at the reservoir.

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