Reclassifying Streams

October 02, 1991

WESTMINSTER — Tom Devilbliss, a hydrologist with the Bureau of Water Resource Management, told members of the Environmental Affairs Advisory Board lastweek that a number of trout streams in the county have been identified for upgrade in classification.

In hearings that will take placeover the next year, Devilbliss said the "proposed changes for reclassification on Snowden's Run and three unnamed public tributaries in Eldersburg will be heard."

Populations of brook trout have been found in these streams whichpresently are considered Class I and reclassifying to Class III would designate the streams as natural trout waters, making them suitablefor the growth and propagation of trout.

Other streams awaiting preliminary approval for similar reclassification include the north branches of the Patapsco River.

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