Cole M. River Hatchery
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife staff crowd juvenile steelhead towards a collection area to load them on a truck and transport for release, March 2021, at Cole M. Rivers Hatchery. Army engineers and biologists expect power problems at Cole M. Rivers hatchery, in southern Oregon, to impact at least one brood year of fish. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) officials had earlier hoped the power failure to only effect one brood year. The main electrical power feeder from Lost Creek Dam to the Cole M. Rivers Hatchery failed at the end of April 2021. Corps staff initially attempted multiple repairs to the line, but those splices failed due to the age of the cable. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) staff have assisted as needed.

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