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Cumberland River Trout: Catch Them Before They Die?

Posted on June 16 2007

On the Cumberland River, a bad situation is getting worse. As of today, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is eager to have you catch and kill your increased limit of trout in the warming water downstream of Wolf Creek Dam. They don’t think the fish in the waters that are more than 35 miles from the dam will survive. “A spring drought, unseasonably hot weather and the lowering of Lake Cumberland to elevation 680 to repair leaks in Wolf Creek Dam, have caused less cool water to be discharged into the river, and much lower river levels.” Art Lander on

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