FINDLAY, Ohio – Resthaven Wildlife Area’s pond No. 7 in Erie County will be drained as crews repair its water control structure, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
Damage caused to the water control structure, which regulates the water level of pond No. 7, resulted in a loss of most of the pond’s water. In response, the Division of Wildlife will completely drain the pond to safely rebuild the water control structure. It is anticipated that a small fish kill may occur prior to the pond being fully drained because of low water levels and hot temperatures.
After the water control structure is repaired and the pond is refilled, Resthaven Wildlife Area’s pond No. 7 will be restocked with several desirable fish species, including bluegill, largemouth bass and channel catfish, to promote balanced fish populations. Fingerling-size bass and bluegill are planned to be stocked in the pond in the spring of 2021.
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