Dam blocking vermilion darter at Turkey Creek to be removed – The Trussville Tribune

Cool project in Pinson that will improve the survival chances for a very small, very beautiful little fish found in these parts and no where else in the world.

Link: Dam blocking vermilion darter at Turkey Creek to be removed – The Trussville Tribune:

Excerpt: The vermilion darter only lives in one place in the world — Turkey Creek in Pinson — and today a project was announced by the Freshwater Land Trust and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that will radically improve its habitat.

The project will include the deconstruction and removal of a dam on Freshwater Land Trust-owned property and restoring the area through bank reconstruction and the replanting native vegetation. The dam was built in the early 1920s to create a fishing and swimming hole, but has now filled with sediment and is preventing the darter and other aquatic species from migrating upstream and occupying a half-mile of their natural range."


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