VIDEO: 240 Remote Alpine Colorado Lakes Restocked With 275,000 Fish by Plane

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Staff from the Rifle Falls State Fish Hatchery and pilots for Colorado Parks and Wildlife stocked cutthroat trout by airplane in Colorado’s high mountain lakes last Monday and Tuesday.

The fish are about 1-inch long, and because they have such little mass and are released along with water, they float on down like feathers into the lakes and easily survive their descent.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will stock nearly 275,000 fish into 240 mountain lakes this 2021 summer.

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