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    April 16, 2020

    Fish relocation at Midtown Park complete


    The first phase of the lake work at Travis Bryan Midtown Park is complete.

    The City of Bryan contracted with SOLitude Lake Management to conduct two rounds of fishing at the lake. SOLItude relocated 5,207 fish from the lake to a location further downstream within the same watershed. Relocated fish included various species of bass, crappie, catfish and sunfish. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department was pleased with the results of the fish relocation.

    The city continues to follow the recommendations of wildlife experts to allow other wildlife to relocate themselves.

    Now that as many large fish as possible have been relocated, it will take several months to allow the lake to dry out before additional work can occur. During this time, residents in the surrounding area will likely notice a smell emanating from the lake – this is normal and is due to the sulfur and methane buildup that may be present in the remaining organic material as well as many smaller fish that will not be relocated.

    The lake work is part of an overall project to transform the 148-acre park into a premier multi-use recreation and sports destination in the heart of Bryan.

     
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