October 23, 2014
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - Nevada Department of Wildlife officials still have hope this spring of restocking trout in the Sparks Marina where an estimated 100,000 fish were killed due to a sudden drop in oxygen levels.
Officials say if the levels of dissolved oxygen continue to improve at the current rate, they could restock the urban lake next month.
The latest samples taken Feb. 27 showed healthy oxygen levels ranging from depths of 2 feet to 50 feet.
Sparks City engineer John Martini told the Reno Gazette-Journal that suggests the lake likely can again support the fish that made it such a popular fishing spot before the December die-off caused by unusually cold weather.
NDOW spokesman Chris Healy says they could begin restocking about 26,000 rainbow trout as soon as early April.
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