New city park called 'good idea' but ponds may not support fish

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Ron Moore, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologist (right), along with AGFC biologist John Stein, explains to Gentry Chamber of Commerce director Bev Saunders and city councilman Jason Barrett problem issues with two beaver ponds on city-owned property which would likely need to be resolved if the ponds are to be stocked and used for public fishing.

Ron Moore, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologist (right), along with AGFC biologist John Stein, explains to Gentry Chamber of Commerce director Bev Saunders and city councilman Jason Barrett problem issues with two beaver ponds on city-owned property which would likely need to be resolved if the ponds are to be stocked and used for public fishing.
Photo by Randy Moll

Ponds at the proposed site of a new Gentry park may not be deep enough to sustain game fish, according to visiting biologists from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Ron Moore, AGFC district fisheries biologist, and John Stein, AGFC fish management biologist, visited the site of city-owned land along Flint Creek near Arkansas Highway 59 on Thursday with Gentry Chamber of Commerce director Bev Saunders, city councilman Jason Barrett and landscape architect Matt Parks. The purpose of the visit was to determine whether or not the ponds on the city-owned property could be stocked and used for public fishing.

The two ponds - the result of beaver dams - are spring fed from springs, just north of Dawn Hill East Road ...


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