Kooskia National Fish Hatchery
Pacific Region

Fish Species

  Adult Spring Chinook Salmon  

Adult salmon are trapped at Kooskia from May through August, and transported to Dworshak hatchery for spawning. Eyed eggs are returned to Kooskia in the fall, where they are incubated, hatched and reared. They are released 18months later into Clear Creek, to migrate 540 miles past 8 dams to the Pacific Ocean. Salmon smolts released at the hatchery return 2-3 years later as adult fish.

Last updated: December 12, 2012
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