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Shaping up Shorelines

June 14, 2014
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

GREEN CASTLE is getting another dose of face lifts and improvements. You can see many of them in today's photo. You can see more if you check it out in person from ground level. The entire process began years ago when the members of the Conservation Board were updated on fish populations, fish growth stagnation, and the really bad guys in the mix, common carp. Carp had been introduced into the lake water illegally. Their population growth sealed the fate of all the other fishes ... over time. An overabundance of common carp ruined the entire fishery. It was time to start over. Reality was a bitter pill to swallow. Fisheries biologists who were consulted had seen it all before elsewhere in the state. Now it was Green Castle's turn for a complete makeover.



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