Hatchery Detail


Name : Murray Springs State Fish Hatchery
Province : Mountain Columbia Longitude : -115.147
Subbasin : Flathead Latitude : 48.956
Operating Agency : MFWP
Funding Source : USACE
Description : Murray Springs Fish Hatchery was built in 1978-1979 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to mitigate for the river habitat lost when the Libby Dam project was built and Lake Koocanusa was established. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to fund and maintain the Murray Springs facility while Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks operates and manages the facility. The main mission for Murray Springs is to provide fish for Lake Koocanusa and the Kootenai drainage and other waters in Northwest Montana.
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
Mountain Columbia Flathead Rainbow Trout 57,144 8 / 30 / 2010
Mountain Columbia Flathead Westslope Cutthroat 28,895 8 / 30 / 2010
Mountain Columbia Kootenai Rainbow Trout 69,328 8 / 30 / 2010
Mountain Columbia Kootenai Westslope Cutthroat 44,269 8 / 30 / 2010
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