Council Approves $500,000 for Fish Screen and Hatchery Maintenance
- June 18, 2020
- John Harrison
The expenditure is for work outside routine maintenance needs and comes partly from savings in other projects in the Council's fish and wildlife program.
A recent assessment of the Spokane Tribal Hatchery, which raises trout and kokanee for release into Lake Roosevelt behind Grand Coulee Dam, will serve as a template for similar audits that the Council and the Bonneville Power Administration want to
The Council has recommended construction of a new hatchery to boost production of Snake River sockeye salmon, an endangered species, and continue a long-term effort to rebuild the population to naturally spawning, self-sustaining levels.