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FWP Looks to Hatcheries to Regain Dead Fish

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KALISPELL - FWP Officials are now looking to other fish hatcheries across the state to restock the Murray Springs State Fish Hatchery after a power outage killed more than a 100,000 fish.

About 160,000 fish died in the fish hatchery near Eureka after a power outage shut down water pumps on Sunday. The water pumps were off for more than three hours and the fish hatchery lost Gerrard Rainbow Trout, Redband Rainbow Trout, Redband Brood Trout and Westslope Cutthroat trout.

"Almost all hatcheries have surplus fish because usually it survives a little better than you plan for minimum so those fish will be available to stock in areas Murray springs would have stock,"   FWP Spokesman John Fraley said.

FWP Officials said it will take up to two years to regain the fish that were lost.

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