News / Utah / 

Rare fish in Utah shows signs of recovery

Rare fish in Utah shows signs of recovery

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) -- Wildlife officials say an endangered Utah fish is showing signs of recovery.

The June sucker, which only lives in Utah Lake and its tributaries, made its first appearance this year at a restored creek near Springville.

Crews spent $1.3 million fixing up Hobble Creek last year so it could host the rare fish, which are named for their June spawning run.

Mike Mills, a local coordinator for the June sucker recovery program, says about 100 of the fish used the creek in May and June, a pleasant surprise for wildlife managers.

He says the fish are also showing up more often in samples taken from Utah Lake.

The June sucker was listed as an endangered species in 1986.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Related stories

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics

Mike Stark Writer


    Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast