More Sierra and Sierra foothills lakes and streams will be stocked with trout than previously planned, the Department of Fish and Game said Friday.
Twenty-one lakes and streams were added to the list, including the Blair Pond, Meadow Lake, Paradise Lake, Toll House Lake and White Rock Lake in Nevada County, after the agency studied further data.
The ban of stocking fish in some areas is the result of a November 2008 court order. It could dampen tourism this summer, providing a double whammy with the recession.
A court order stemming from the lawsuit will prevent fish from being stocked in many lakes and rivers, including Scotts Flat, Bowman Reservoir, Spaulding Reservoir, Rollins Reservoir, Donner Lake, the North Fork of the Yuba and the Truckee River, among other places.
The updated list of waters that will and will not be stocked is here.
A group called Pacific Rivers Council sued Fish and Game over stocking programs, arguing no environmental impact report had occurred for the programs. A superior court judge ordered the agency to complete a report, which won’t be finished until January 2010.