Hatchery Detail


Name : Kooskia National Fish Hatchery
Province : Mountain Snake Longitude : -115.9383
Subbasin : Clearwater Latitude : 46.1285
Operating Agency : NPT
Funding Source : USFWS (Lower Snake River Compensation Plan)
Description : Kooskia National Fish Hatchery, located 1.5 miles southeast of Kooskia, Idaho in a narrow valley of Clear Creek, just upstream of the confluence with the Middle Fork Clearwater River, was authorized in 1961 to facilitate restoration of depleted, national significant fishery resources. Its first year of operation was 1969. It is currently used for adult collection and rearing of spring Chinook. The purpose of the hatchery is to service and enhance the stocks of Chinook salmon in Middle Fork Snake River Basin. Adult salmon are trapped at Kooskia from May through August, and transported to Dworshak hatchery for spawning. Eyed eggs are returned to Kooskia in the fall, where they are incubated, hatched and reared.
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 Snake Clearwater Spring Chinook Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook ESU 650,876 8 / 30 / 2010
Hatchery Program Reviews
1.Lower Clearwater River Tributaries Spring Chinook and Related Hatchery Programs
2.Lower Clearwater Summer Steelhead (A-Run) (Potlach) Population and Related Hatchery Programs
3.Clearwater River Coho Population and Related Hatchery Programs
1.Lower Snake NFHs Assessments and Recommendations Report - June 2009