Murley Branch culture
facility is located in the mountains of Allegany County. This facility cultures
and brown trout fingerlings
from commercially purchased eggs. The water source is a private spring,
which provides optimal temperatures for cultured trout. Fingerling trout
are stocked in raceways at Bear
Creek. Additionally, trout are stocked into various tributaries
for population enhancement
This hatchery is located
on private property and cannot receive visitors. The biologist in charge
of the operation, Ed Livengood, can answer any questions concerning this facility.
Ed Livengood, Hatchery Manager
956 Fish Hatchery Road
Accident, Maryland 21520
Water for this facility
is supplied from a spring. This photo shows the spring flowing from the
hillside rock. The water intake is screened to prevent suspended material
from entering the hatchery tanks.
Water from the spring
can feed either eggs troughs (green tanks) or juvenile troughs (blue tanks).
Eggs are cultured to yolk sac fry in the egg troughs, then transferred to
the juvenile troughs for grow out.
juvenile troughs hold brown trout and rainbow trout for culture to stocking
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