(Walnut) Prairie Rose Lake took a big step forward in its restoration process this week.
Brian Hayes, Fisheries Biologist with the Iowa DNR, says they’ve begun the process of stocking the renovated body of water.
"Kind of a milestone to actually stock some fish back into that lake after we've been working on that lake for nearly three years. Just a good feeling to stock some fish and see them swim off."
Hayes says the stocking took place late last week.
“We took advantage of the nice days on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Got out and started collecting some large mouth bass to move to Prairie Rose. We want to get a population established in there. We moved close to 150 large mouth bass into Prairie Rose last week."