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Fish moved from lake where water level is down to repair dam

July 5, 2018

UNION, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky wildlife officials have removed about 300 fish from a lake where the water level is being lowered to repair a leaking dam.

The Kentucky Enquirer reports a team of fisheries biologists and technicians with the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources spent a day this week recovering fish from the lake at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site in northern Kentucky.

The fish were relocated to another lake.

Officials discovered in May that the dam — which impounds a 9-acre lake — was leaking. The dam does not appear to be in imminent danger of failing. Officials are drawing down the water level to determine the source of the leak and assess damage.

The park closed an access road to the lake and a nearby picnic shelter. Otherwise, the historic site remains open.


Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com

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