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STOCKING CANCELLED on SECTION 2 of CHAPPEL FORK in MCKEAN COUNTY

March 19, 2009
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Harrisburg, PA – Spring stocking on the lower section (Section 2) of Chappel Fork in McKean County has been cancelled due to lingering problems associated with an oil spill that occurred during the 2008 season, according to the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC). A February survey of the stream showed that oil still remains in the water.

The PFBC was scheduled to stock the section of stream on March 23, April 22 and May 11. Section 02 is approximately 2.2 miles and flows from the confluence of the North Fork Chappel Fork downstream to the mouth.

Stocking will continue as scheduled on the 4.7 mile Section 01 of Chappel Fork, which lies upstream of the area impacted by the oil spill. This section runs from the confluence of Bucklick Run to the confluence of the North Fork Chappel Fork. Stocking is scheduled for March 23 and May 11.

On Aug. 17, 2008, vandals opened valves of several oil tanks on the Allegheny National Forest belonging to Snyder Brothers, Inc., releasing approximately 45,000 gallons into the ground and nearby waters, including Chappel Fork.

For more information, visit our website at www.fishandboat.com.

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