ROXBURY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials are going to be at the Roxbury fish hatchery to mark what is believed to be the start of the last recovery project from Tropical Storm Irene, which devastated much of the state in 2011.
On Wednesday, officials are going to break ground on a project to rebuild the hatchery that provides that raises trout for Vemont’s rivers and streams.
The Roxbury hatchery, the state’s oldest, was heavily damaged by the storm that hit Vermont in August 2011. Officials have been working for years to finalize the details of the repairs and how it would be paid for.
Unlike most modern hatcheries, the fish raised in Roxbury were raised in outdoor ponds dug into the ground rather than tanks. The rebuilt hatchery will meet modern water quality requirements.
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