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Replacing elevated road culverts could enhance trout migration

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Years ago, when I worked for a county highway department, one of the jobs we did on a pretty regular basis was replacing culverts. Our department mostly cared for little two-lane roads, so this kind of work wasn’t a big production. Our excavator would dig a trench across the road and pull out the old pipe, usually cast iron or corrugated metal anywhere from one to three feet in diameter. Then we would lay a ...

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