Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery Cook Washington

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Brent Lawrence

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A photograph of the weir and hatchery intake and salmon viewing platform at Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery. Located in Cook, Washington on the Little White Salmon River and adjacent to Drano Lake, one of southern Washington's premiere sport fishing locations, the hatchery has been in continuous operation since 1896. Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery raises approximately 5.5. million spring Chinook salmon and fall up-river bright fall Chinook salmon annually, and collects nearly 11 million salmon eggs used by other hatcheries in the region for their salmon propagation programs. The hatchery mitigates fishery losses due to the operation of hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River, and is part of a network of six National Fish Hatcheries located both in Washington within the Columbia River Gorge, and Oregon.
Subject tags
Anadromous fish
Aquatic animals
Education outreach
Fish hatcheries
Fish migration
Fisheries management
Historic sites
Rivers and streams
Water management