Lower Snake River Compensation Plan
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Dworshak National Fish Hatchery

Dworshak National Fish Hatchery was built to mitigate for the loss of the steelhead trout run in the North Fork of the Clearwater River and its tributaries as a result of the construction of Dworshak Dam. Dworshak NFH is located at the confluence of the North Fork Clearwater and Clearwater rivers, 504 miles from the mouth of the Columbia River. The facility is operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a complex in conjunction with the operation of the Kooskia NFH. The primary purpose for the Dworshak NFH is the production of steelhead, however a facility expansion occurred in 1982 to accommodate the LSRCP spring Chinook salmon production program. This portion of the facility is designed to produce 1.4 million spring Chinook salmon smolts weighing 70,000 pounds.

Last updated: July 8, 2011
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