MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A species of endangered fish is putting plans to expand a Henry County water plant on hold.
County officials say there are concerns that adding water production at the Philpott Water Plant may further threaten the Roanoke logperch.
The Martinsville Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/YG4lpK) that the fish can grow up to 4.5 inches long. It has a dark green back with greenish to yellowish sides and a white to yellowish belly.
Officials are planning to increase water production from the current 4 million gallons per day to 6 million. The plant that opened in 1985 draws water from the Smith River.
The increase is needed for a number of reasons, including a Virginia Health Department rule that plants must plan for an increase when production hits 80 percent of its capacity.
Information from: Martinsville Bulletin, http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
This U.S. city is buying $30M worth of iPads for its students.
Meet the newest liligers - mom's a liger and dad's a lion. (Photos)
Lil Wayne: I wasn't intentionally stepping on the U.S. flag. (Video)
What can happen to you when you don't get enough sleep.