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Biennial report of the State Forest, Game and Fish Commissioner of the State of Colorado for the years 1897 and 1898 - J. S. Swan, Commissioner (1898) (14750307702)

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Biennial report of the State Forest, Game and Fish Commissioner of the State of Colorado for the years 1897 and 1898 - J. S. Swan, Commissioner (1898) (14750307702)

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La Plata Hatchery, Las Animas River valley, Colorado
Identifier: biennialreportof00colo (find matches)
Title: Biennial report of the State Forest, Game and Fish Commissioner of the State of Colorado for the years 1897 and 1898 : J. S. Swan, Commissioner
Year: 1898 (1890s)
Authors: Colorado. Dept. of Forestry, Game and Fish
Subjects: Forests and forestry Game and game-birds Fisheries Wildlife conservation
Publisher: Denver, Colo. : Smith-Brooks, State Printers
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation



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een inches in width. Only part of the building is now used for hatchingpurposes. Part of it is occupied as living quarters forthe assistant superintendent and his family, and partof the space is not occupied at all except to store coal,fry-delivery cans and other articles. • The number of troughs can be doubled withoutdisturbing the family quarters as now arranged. There is a barn on the premises large enough tohouse a horse and wagon, and a hay loft above. In 1897 I caused to be erected an ice house ofplain lumber and shingled roof, fourteen by twenty feetin dimensions, and also had the premises inclosed witha tight wire fence. There is an underground flume, six by eight inches,1,200 feet in length, conveying an underground flow ofwater to the hatchery troughs. The supply from thissource had been diminishing until I had the line ex-tended somewhat, and upon investigation the flumewas found to have grown almost full with the rootsof willows. Since the removal of this obstruction the
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STATE FOREST^ GAME AND FISH COMMISSIONER. 45 supply of good hatcbiug water would be sufficieut fortwice tlie i)resent uumber of trougbs. Tbe water for tbe pouds on tbe premises is suppliedfrom a brook formed from a number of springs near by. In 1897 tbe fry reared and distributed from tbisbatcbery numbered eigbty-nine tbousand. Tbe present season, under tbe successful manage-ment of Assistant Superintendent W. E. Patrick, tbenumber was tbree bundred and fifty tbousand, ninetytbousand of wbicb were rainbows and tbe balance east-ern brooks. Anotber season watb additional trougbs in tbebatcbery and given sufficient appropriation to bandlea hatching of native spawn, following tbe distributionof tbe other fry, there is no reason why tbe record of theLa Plata hatchery should not exceed that of 1898 bymore than double the production. The water here is most excellent for hatching theova, and the spawners in tbe ponds are strong andhealthy. Tbe citizens of Durango and throughout that sec-tion

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