Hatchery Detail


Name : Irrigon Fish Hatchery
Province : Blue Mountain Longitude : -119.495026
Subbasin : Imnaha Latitude : 45.906151
Operating Agency : ODFW
Funding Source : Lower Snake River Compensation Plan
Description : Irrigon Hatchery and its satellite facilities, located near Irrigon, OR on the Columbia River, were built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1982. Irrigon Hatchery serves as an egg incubation and rearing facility for summer steelhead destined for the Grande Ronde and Imnaha rivers and is also used as a final rearing site for legal-sized rainbow trout destined for northeast Oregon waters. The spawning of these fish takes place 170 miles from Irrigon Hatchery at three separate trapping and acclimation sites located at the headwaters of the steelhead's spawning grounds. The most prominent of these, Wallowa Hatchery, provides an ongoing support through trapping, spawning and acclimation release activities for the Irrigon Hatchery. Each year, Big Canyon and Little Sheep Creek Trapping and Acclimation Stations provide additional sources of steelhead during the spawning season.
Releases & Returns
Hatchery releases of anadromous fish, within the geographic range of an ESU/DPS, are listed accordingly.
Province Subbasin Species ESU/DPS Released
in 2009
Returns to Collection
Facility in 2009
Data as of
Blue Mountain Grande Ronde Fall Chinook 441,050 8 / 30 / 2010
Blue Mountain Imnaha Rainbow Trout 163,066 8 / 30 / 2010
Blue Mountain Imnaha Summer Steelhead 45,298 8 / 30 / 2010
Hatchery Program Reviews
1.Catherine Creek Captive Brood Spring Chinook
2.Grande Ronde Captive Brood Spring Chinook
3.Lostine Captive Brood Spring Chinook
4.Wallowa Summer Steelhead
5.Summer Steelhead Integrated
6.Winter Steelhead Integrated
7.Clackamas Integrated Late Winter Steelhead
1.Grande Ronde-Wallowa Summer Steelhead and Related Hatchery Programs
2.Imnaha River Summer Steelhead Population (A-Run) and Related Hatchery Programs
3.Sandy River Winter Steelhead Population and Related Hatchery Programs
1.Grande Ronde Basin Summer Steelhead Hatchery Program ? Lower Snake Compensation Plan
2.Lower Snake River Compensation Plan Little Sheep Creek Summer Steelhead Hatchery Program
3.Grande Ronde Basin Spring/Summer Chinook Program
4.Clackamas River (Wild) Winter Steelhead Program
5.Sandy River Winter Steelhead Program
1.Oregon LSRCP Hatcheries Assessments and Recommendations Report ? December 2009