TROUT GONE WILD
AT MARAMEC SPRING
One of the near tragedies of the
recent record rainfall in Missouri
was the flooding at the
Maramec Spring trout hatchery
(just up the river from our cabin.)
On a recent visit to the spring,
the hatchery manager explained
that most of the trout were saved
by covering the hatchery pools
with aluminum screening . . .
but some no doubt escaped into
the Meramec River.
The spring cranks out 100-million-gallons
of water on a normal day, but raged
an estimated 4 times that amount
because of the 9-inch rain fall.
And for very complicated historical reasons,
the spring is spelled MARAMEC,
and the river is MERAMEC.
Both are quite beautiful.
(The original water wheel power house
is shown in the final image.)