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