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New fish ladder for Oregon hatchery


September 19, 2013
By Erich Luening
It's taken three years

It’s taken three years, but Oregon’s Rock Creek Hatchery recently reopened to the public after being closed while a $5 million fish ladder was built at the site.

 The new concrete structure replaces a former one built in 1958 to move fish past the Rock Creek diversion dam, allowing salmon, steelhead and sea-run cutthroat trout – as well as Pacific lamprey – to reach 60kms of good spawning and rearing habitat upstream in the Rock Creek basin.


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