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Reservoir repairs could devastate the wild brown trout

Brown trout
The streams and rivers of the Black Hills are usually a premier habitat for the wild brown trout. Reservoir repairs changed water flow at a crucial time for the fish.

Repairs done to the Pactola Reservoir have anglers and conservationists concerned about the well-being of the wild brown trout. Learn what happened, why it happened and when the extent of the damage will become clear.

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Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Ellen Koester is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.
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