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Drought, fishing don't mix ; Hope: Anglers, shop owners and environmental officials say trout in the Gunpowder Falls had a close call this summer - and see more of the same to come.
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The Sun - Baltimore, Md.
Author: Roylance, Frank D
Date: Oct 19, 2002
Start Page: 1.B
Section: LOCAL
Abstract (Document Summary)

The biggest concern along the falls this autumn is that Prettyboy Reservoir won't recharge this winter, and that temperatures in the reservoir might rise too high, too soon next summer, threatening the trout fishery below.

In the Gunpowder, water levels actually rose when low water in the Susquehanna River forced the city to release more water into the Gunpowder from Prettyboy to supply Loch Raven Reservoir.

Photo(s); 1. A truck parked in Prettyboy Reservoir shows the effect of the drought on Maryland's water sources. At normal levels at the reservoir, the vehicle would be completely under water. 2. [Theaux LeGardeur], owner of the Backwater Angler tackle shop in Monkton, worries that "we might not learn to conserve water until we can't flush the toilets at Ravens Stadium." 3. Howard Weinberg and [Lloyd Lachow] fish in the Gunpowder Falls. Fish populations there are down by roughly a third.; Credit: 1. - 3. LLOYD FOX : SUN STAFF PHOTOS

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