On March 16, 2017, Arizona Game and Fish Department and Salt River Project staff surveyed for Gila Topminnow in Lime Creek, a tributary of the Verde River. During the survey, 133 Gila Topminnow and 114 Longfin Dace were captured using seines and dip nets. Other species observed included Lowland Leopard Frogs and a Gila Monster.
Lime Creek was originally stocked with Gila Topminnow in 1982 and is one of the longest-lived reestablished populations of Gila Topminnow in Arizona. However, life has not been easy for this population. In 2005, the Cave Creek Complex Fire burned the surrounding area and ash flows from this large fire affected multiple drainages, including Lime Creek. As a result, Gila Topminnow were salvaged from Lime Creek and transported off-site until stream conditions improved. In 2011, Lime Creek was later augmented with Gila Topminnow to increase population size and maintain genetic integrity at the site.