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Minto Fish Collection Facility Rebuild

map of Minto Fish Facility and nearby areaThe Corps of Engineers is rebuilding the Minto Fish Collection Facility on the north bank of the North Santiam River, four miles downstream of Big Cliff Dam and seven miles downstream of Detroit Dam. Construction is scheduled from January 2011 through March 2013.

The original facility collected adult fish for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hatchery program at Marion Forks to compensate for habitat blocked by construction of Detroit and Big Cliff dams. The new facility will continue to support the hatchery program, but will also safely trap and haul adult fish upstream of Detroit Dam via transport trucks, where they will be released to spawn naturally.

This project is required under the 2008 Willamette Project Biological Opinions produced by the National Marine Fisheries Service and U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and is part of our ongoing efforts to restore Upper Willamette River spring Chinook salmon listed under the Endangered Species Act.

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Mechanical and electrical work is ongoing in the intake and pump structure, post-sort pools, sort building and maintenance building. Commissioning tests and programming is ongoing.  Construction is scheduled to be complete in March 2013 and the facility in operation in April 2013.

The Oregon State Marine Board has closed the North Santiam River to boating from Niagara Park to Packsaddle Park throughout construction. See Oregon Administrative Rule 250-020-0259.

Heavy trucks and other construction equipment will frequently be crossing Oregon State Highway 22. Traffic control flaggers may be present. Visit the Oregon Department of Transportation website http://www.tripcheck.com for traffic updates.