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Dam project sends sediment load into Pennsylvania trout stream, canceling three scheduled stockings

Muddy water from Roaring Brook enters the Lackawanna River near Scranton, Pa. Dam repair work on a reservoir owned by Pennsylvania American Water resulted in a deluge of sediment being released into Roaring Brook, which is a stocked trout stream. (Photo by Owen Worozbyt)

A deluge of sediment into a stocked trout stream in Lackawanna County has forced the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission to cancel scheduled stockings while county commissioners are calling for an investigation into the incident.
In early February, Pennsylvania American Water began work to rehabilitate a dam on Dunmore Reservoir No. 7. The 150-year old reservoir is part of a $17 million dam rehabilitation project required by the state Department of Environmental Protection.

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