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Environmental, funding concerns stifled Red River project

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Striped bass, which like their water just a tiny bit salty, are big fishing in Lake Texoma. Studies in Texas and Oklahoma found that the fish could endure reduced chloride levels in the Red River.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers efforts to control high salt levels in the Red River were successful at first. But the project was put on hold while studies weighed the impact of salinity reduction on striped bass populations. Then, federal funding for the project slowed to a trickle before drying up entirely.

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