The installation of state-of-the-art technology at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Roaring River Hatchery will ensure that one of Missouri’s oldest trout parks will remain a premier destination for family fishing fun.
Cutting-edge innovation merged with trout fishing tradition on Sept. 21 when MDC broke ground on a $1.9 million renovation project at the hatchery, which is located in Barry County in southwest Missouri.
The project involves replacing existing flood control structures at the hatchery’s spring pool falls with electric, corrosion-proof, stainless-steel gates.
The flood control structure at the spring’s entrance will also be replaced and a leak-proof pipeline will be installed (replacing an existing line) to feed the hatchery.
All water-control valves within the spring pool will be replaced with stainless steel. Water will be drained from the hatchery, which will allow for other maintenance updates, as well.