Minor E. Clark Fish Hatchery - Morehead, KY, USA
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N 38° 07.223 W 083° 32.309
17S E 277475 N 4222215
Quick Description: Below Cave Run Lake dam is the Minor E. Clark Fish Hatchery, operated by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 8/26/2011 6:09:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMCDRA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The Minor E. Clark Fish Hatchery, completed in 1972, is one of the largest state-owned warm water hatcheries in the United States. The 300-acre hatchery has 124 acres of water divided among 100 ponds. Nearby Cave Run Lake supplies the hatchery with as much as 8,000 gallons of water a minute.

While visiting the hatchery, bring your binoculars, since this is one of the premier birding spots in Eastern Kentucky. Watch for raptors, shorebirds, wading birds, waterfowl and swallows. Bald eagle and Osprey. Check empty ponds for Pectoral, Spotted and Least Sandpipers, Lesser Yellowlegs, Semipalmated Plover, and Killdeer. Also look for Great Blue and Green Herons, Great Egrets, Wood Ducks, Purple Martins and Cliff Swallows. The hatchery grounds are open year-round during daylight hours.
Type of Facility: Fish Hatchery

Management Agency: State/Provincial Government

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