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    adult spring Chinook salmon

    It is a slow return year for our salmon, with only 215 adults on station. Warm waters make for special challenges for these fish. River temperatures are around 71 F, so we use huge chillers to keep the water around 50 F, which is ideal for salmon.

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Spawning at the Hatchery

Warm Springs NFH will be spawning Spring Chinook Salmon on Thursday, August 16, 2018. Visit the hatchery to see this amazing process and learn more about hatchery operations.

Recent Fish Returns

As of July 26, 2018, 215 adult Spring Chinook Salmon have returned to to the hatchery.
Last Updated: September 13, 2018

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These fish were raised at Quilcene National Fish Hatchery. While we don't raise coho salmon at Warm Springs NFH, the egg-to-fry hatch for our spring Chinook salmon is similar.Credit: Florian Graner

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