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Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 4.02'
Flow: 2200 cfps

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  • Not as warm today with a high in the 50's but the trails are looking good everywhere.

Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 7:00pm
Low Tide: 7:00pm

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Man smuggles 40,000 piranhas into U.S.

Credit: Getty Images

Credit: Getty Images

Between 2011 and 2012, New York City resident Joel Rakower smuggled 39,548 piranhas into Brooklyn. On Wednesday, he pleaded guilty in federal court to violating the federal Lacey Act, which combats trafficking “illegal” wildlife, fish, and plants, CNN reports.

Rakower made this happen in three easy steps, according to a U.S. Department of Justice statement:

  1. His company purchased the fish from a Hong Kong–based tropical fish supplier.
  2. Rakower had the supplier falsely label the fish as silver tetras (not piranhas).
  3. He brought them into the city.

Rakower will pay $70,000 in fines and restitution, and his company will serve two years of probation.


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