Coming soon: new Willamette Valley adult fish facilities
The district is currently rebuilding the Minto Adult Fish Collection Facility on North Santiam River, four miles downstream of Big Cliff Dam and seven miles downstream of Detroit Dam. Construction should be complete and the new facility operational next spring. What’s all the work for? The original facilities collected adult fish for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hatchery program to compensate for habitat blocked by construction of our dams. The new facilities will continue to support that mission, but are primarily designed to safely trap and haul wild adult fish upstream the dams via transport trucks, where they will be released to spawn naturally.

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