- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife has released 500 trout along the Winooski River in Waterbury to keep the population going.

The 2-year-old rainbow trout were raised by the state at the Bennington Fish Culture Station.

Adam Miller of the department tells WCAX-TV (https://bit.ly/1LkUDlp) the impact of humans and environmental factors on habitat has impaired wild trout production in the state. He said river water temperatures can get too warm to support natural trout reproduction, so that’s why the state is stocking the fish now.

Miller said the department raises seven species of fish, including trout, and the total amount being stocked this year totals around a million fish.

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Information from: WCAX-TV, https://www.wcax.com

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