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Trevor Nelson, with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, hurls a net full of rainbow trout into the rejuvenated East Verde River.

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Santa Claus in khaki

The trout truck makes its appointed rounds along the East Verde River, the closest thing you’ll find to Santa Claus in Rim Country in July

Trevor Nelson sprinted past me — Mercury lugging a wriggling net laden with 20 pounds of panic-stricken rainbow trout.


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