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Fish Habitat Partnerships Making a Difference: Green River Enhancement within the Green River Wildlife Management Area, KY

from the National Fish Habitat Partnership's 2015 Through a Fish's Eye Report

Summary

Partnership – Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership The Green River and Green River Lake provide aquatic habitat in the Green River Wildlife Management Area near Campbellsville, KY. The river is in declining condition due to severe erosion over almost four decades. Its rehabilitation will allow it to support improved populations of white bass, smallmouth bass, rock bass, flathead catfish, walleye, and muskellunge along with providing important sportfishing opportunities for anglers. A 1,400 linear foot section of the river bank was chosen as the site for restoration, due to its rapid rate of erosion - a rate of 20 feet per year. Sediment loss from this section of the river bank fell into the river and eventually moved into Green [...]

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The U.S Geological Survey (USGS) is partnering with the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) to produce the 2015 report entitled, "Through a Fish's Eye: The Status of Fish Habitats in the United States 2015". The information contained within this item is a product of NFHP. The Bureau is neither responsible nor liable for the accuracy or the use of the scientific content within this item. This content is considered preliminary pending subsequent review and approval.
Green River pre-restoration
Green River pre-restoration

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  • Green River Wildlife Management Area, Kentucky - Green River Enhancement

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