June 24, 1993

Fish ladder planned at Lake Waterford

With the completion of a new $1.98 million dam, the county Department of Parks and Recreation has refilled Lake Waterford and could begin restocking it with catfish soon. Anglers will have to wait until next spring, however, before the lake is restocked with trout, park officials said.

Although the dam was completed this month, workers are still building a state-mandated fish ladder over the dam, said Jay Cuccia, assistant to the county park administrator. The fish passage should be complete by Aug. 20.

The state ordered the county to install the fish passage to help fish swimming upstream to spawn. The 11-acre lake, a major feature of Lake Waterford Park, is fed by a tributary of the Magothy River.

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