2016 Chief Joseph hatchery annual report

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The Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT) Chief Joseph Hatchery (CJH) is the fourth hatchery obligated under the Grand Coulee Dam/Dry Falls project, originating in the 1940s. Leavenworth, Entiat, and Winthrop National Fish Hatcheries were built and operated as mitigation for salmon blockage at Grand Coulee Dam, but the fourth hatchery was not built, and the obligation was nearly forgotten. After the Colville Tribes successfully collaborated with the United States to resurrect the project, planning of the hatchery began in 2001 and construction was completed in 2013. The monitoring program began in 2012 and adult Chinook Salmon were brought on station for the first time in June 2013. Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is the primary funding source for CJH, and the Mid-Columbia PUDs (Douglas, Grant and Chelan County) have entered into cost-share agreements with the tribes and BPA in order to meet some of their mitigation obligations.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype State or Local Government Series
Title 2016 Chief Joseph hatchery annual report
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher Colville Confederated Tribes fish and Wildlife Program
Contributing office(s) Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Description 198 p.
Country United States
State Washington
Other Geospatial Chief Joseph Hatchery, Columbia River, Okanagon River basin
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