Lower Snake River Compensation Plan
Pacific Region

Lyons Ferry Fish Hatchery

Lyons Ferry Fish Hatchery was built in 1982 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan. The goal of the program is to restore dam-related losses of steelhead and Chinook salmon. The fish hatchery is named after the family who operated a ferry service in the late 1800s. Lyons Ferry FH is the only LSRCP facility producing Snake River fall Chinook salmon.

The Tucannon Fish Hatchery is located adjacent to the Tucannon River. Adult spring chinook are trapped and shipped to Tucannon FH and hauled to Lyons Ferry for spawning and rearing.

Lyons Ferry and Tucannon fish hatcheries also raise about 320,000 rainbow trout each year for stocking in low-land lakes in eastern Washington and a few streams in northern Idaho.


Last updated: July 8, 2011
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