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WOODS PLACE RESERVOIR - ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW OF FISH INTRODUCTION

01/04/2019

Description of water body: Name: Woods Place Reservoir County: Petroleum Legal description: T20N, R28E, S9, SE ¼ SE ¼ Name of the drainage where the pond would be located: The pond is located on an unnamed, ephemeral drainage of Hay Coulee; HUC-6 Crooked Creek – Carpenter Coulee/HUC-5 Lower Crooked Creek/HUC-4 Lower Musselshell River. Fish species proposed for introduction: FWP proposes to stock one or more of the following species: rainbow trout, largemouth bass, crappie sp., bluegill, yellow perch Is this species legally present in the drainage? At the HUC-4 level, all of the proposed species are legally present. At the HUC-5 level, largemouth bass are legally present, as are crappie sp. and yellow perch upstream in the Upper Crooked Creek drainage. Species of Special Concern present in the drainage and associated risks: At the HUC-4 level, blue sucker and sauger are known species of special concern present, with their presence in the drainage limited to the Musselshell River. Blue suckers may be extirpated from the drainage as they’ve not been documented since 1963. Although not documented, northern redbelly dace and/or northern redbelly x finescale dace hybrids may also be present in the drainage based on professional opinion. Associated risks to species of special concern are considered minimal. The proposed species are present throughout the Lower Musselshell River drainage and the proposed introduction would not result in cumulative impacts.

(Region 4 - Species Stocking)

STORMWIND RESERVOIR - ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW OF FISH INTRODUCTION

01/04/2019

Description of water body: Name: Stormwind Reservoir County: Petroleum Legal description: T16N, R27E, S4, SW 1/4 Name of the drainage where the pond would be located: The pond is located on an unnamed, ephemeral drainage of Dry Blood Creek; HUC-6 Dry Blood Creek/HUC-5 Blood Creek/HUC-4 Lower Musselshell River. Fish species proposed for introduction: Largemouth bass, crappie sp., bluegill, yellow perch, channel catfish Is this species legally present in the drainage? At the HUC-4 level, all of the proposed species are legally present. At the HUC-5 level, largemouth bass and crappie sp. are legally present. Species of Special Concern present in the drainage and associated risks: At the HUC-4 level, blue sucker and sauger are known species of special concern present, with their presence in the drainage limited to the Musselshell River. Blue suckers may be extirpated from the drainage as they’ve not been documented since 1963. Although not documented, northern redbelly dace and/or northern redbelly x finescale dace hybrids may also be present in the drainage based on professional opinion. Associated risks to species of special concern are considered minimal. The proposed species are present throughout the Lower Musselshell River drainage and the proposed introduction would not result in cumulative impacts.

(Region 4 - Species Stocking)

 

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