Feather River Fish Hatchery

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Stop 4

On its way downstream, some water enters the Feather River Fish Hatchery.  Built in 1967 to replace spawning areas that were lost when the river was blocked by the construction of Oroville Dam, this is where salmon and steelhead eggs are artificially spawned.  After hatching, the young fish are raised in rearing raceways until they are large enough to be released in the Sacramento River or Bay Delta.
The hatchery is here because of the Oroville Dam
This dam stops the fish from going to far north.
This ladder is great exercise for the fish!
After coming up the ladder, this is kind of a resting spot.

This poster tells you lots about the spawning process.
Click here to read more about the Feather River Hatchery


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