Charr of the Spring

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SALVELINUS FONTINALIS/Charr of the Spring or Fountain: The genus and species names for our brook trout speak to the fish’s environmental requirement for clean, cold water. Pictured are springs located in “South County” that support wild brook trout only a short distance away. And shortly thereafter a succession of dams begins as these waters make their way to the Atlantic. At Rhode Island’s latitude and low altitude damming is especially damning to the Charr of the Spring as the water is held and warmed.

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