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False river Restocked

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The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is restocking the ailing False River with approximately 300 pounds of redear sunfish.

Mike Wood, director of inland fisheries for the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, tells The Advocate replenishing the lake's fish population with 300,000 redear sunfish will help the agency gauge just how well revitalization efforts are going.

False River has been in a state of decline the past 30 years due to excessive siltation, which over time has neutralized its spawning territories for fish and deteriorated its natural habitats.

Wood said the lake's habitat deficiencies are to blame for the dramatic drop over the years in its chinquapin population.

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