Electrofishing on Currant Creek Reservoir

It’s the time of year for electrofishing, at least for the Division of Wildlife Resources. Biologists will be surveying Currant Creek Reservoir and the streams that feed into it in the coming days. The electrofishing equipment shocks the fish with a mild electric current, allowing biologists to scoop the fish out of the water to collect and record data. It has been about 5 years since the last survey of Currant Creek Reservoir and the new data collected will be compared to the old data to identify changes in the fish populations. The fish are returned to the water unharmed. Biologists also use electrofishing to keep fish populations thriving by temporarily stunning fish in order to collect their eggs and milt which are then taken to hatcheries for fertilization.  The process is what keeps fisheries able to restock fishing holes throughout Utah.

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.