Lower Snake River Compensation Plan
Pacific Region

Magic Valley Fish Hatchery

Magic Valley Fish Hatchery was built in 1986 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on 21 acre site adjacent to the Snake River. Each spring up to 2.5 million eggs, spawned and fertilized from adult steelhead trapped at several sites on the Salmon River are delivered to the facility. After 12 months of rearing in the Hagerman Valley's 5 degree F. spring water, about 2 million young steelhead are released at numerous locations in the lower and upper Salmon River basin.


Last updated: July 8, 2011
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