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Fish love cool Radium water

October 13, 2003

Albany -- The Radium Springs may turn into a haven for striped bass, and an outdoor classroom.

The Department of Natural Resources hopes to fill the cool waters of the springs with striped bass. The DNR also hopes to build an amphitheater for educational talks and hiking trials on the 85 acres of surrounding land.

"Once striped bass reach 10 pounds, they cannot survive in warm water," said Russ Ober of DNR Fisheries Division. "The cool 68 degree temperature of the springs will allow these fish to thrive."

The DNR hopes the county will help pay to clean up the springs and surrounding land and add the fish population.

 County commissioners are forming a committee to decide what to do with the area once the casino is torn down.

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