FISH Day aids Smithville Lake

The Missouri Department of Conservation uses sunken brush piles to provide fish habitat in Smithville Lake.

SMITHVILLE — The 11th Annual Friends Improving Smithville Habitat Day will take place Tuesday, March 28.

Eric Dennis, fisheries management biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation, has been leading the efforts to bring brush piles to the lake. They provide fish areas for nesting, resting, escaping from predators and protection from harsh weather conditions. Brush piles may be built to various dimensions based on the size of available material.

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