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• The suspension bridge connecting the Neversink Trail and Castle Loop was washed away when flood waters carried debris from Pigeon Lodge downstream to collide with it. (see top left image)
• The cable bridge connecting the Neversink Trail to the Lower Wildcat trail was destroyed.
• Portions of the Neversink Trail near White Pond were washed away. (see bottom left image)
• The bridges at both ends of the Model Forest are intact, but have significant erosion on both sides.
• The timber bridge at the east entrance of the Model Forest was washed away.
• The Sequoia Village Bridge was damaged and is now only suitable for foot traffic. No vehicles are permitted to cross this bridge.
For anyone interested in learning more about Hurricane Irene’s impact on Frost Valley or providing assistance with recovery efforts, visit: frostvalley.org/relieffund
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Yellow Perch Threaten White Pond
The Hurricane Irene flood not only moved rocks and earth, but also fish. Yellow perch are in White Pond and have been caught on multiple occasions following the flood. The perch likely came from Lake Cole.
White pond is a healthy and unique brook trout fishery. It is spring fed and allows brookies to reproduce and thrive. This unique pond is a great place for Frost Valley fly fishing members to fish when the Neversink and tributary streams are not fishable.
Yellow perch pose a great threat to the brook trout in White Pond. These non-native fish proliferate rapidly and prey upon the eggs and young brook trout. We ask that fly fishing members help by removing and killing all yellow perch from White Pond.
Thank you for your help in efforts to maintain this unique fishery.
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