Hatchery Detail


Name : Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery
Province : Columbia Cascade Longitude : -120.670525
Subbasin : Wenatchee Latitude : 47.558876
Operating Agency : USFWS
Funding Source : BOR, BPA (Mitchell Act)
Description : The Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery is located along Icicle Creek, a tributary of the Wenatchee River approximately 30 miles above the Wenatchee's confluence with the Columbia River. The Entiat National Fish Hatchery and Winthrop National Fish Hatchery are operated as satellite facilities. The hatchery was originally authorized by the Grand Coulee Fish Maintenance Project in 1937 and re-authorized by the Mitchell Act in 1938. It began operations in 1942. Leavenworth is one of three mid-Columbia hatcheries constructed by the Bureau of Reclamation as mitigation for the Grand Coulee Dam - Columbia Basin Project. The goal of the hatchery is to produce spring Chinook and summer steelhead to help compensate for fish losses in the Columbia River Basin caused by the Grand Coulee Dam.
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
Columbia Cascade Wenatchee Spring Chinook Upper Columbia River Spring Chinook ESU 1,685,038 8 / 30 / 2010
Hatchery Program Reviews
1.Coho Integrated
2.Spring Chinook Hatchery
1.Wenatchee River Coho Population and Related Hatchery Programs
2.Wenatchee River Spring Chinook Population and Related Hatchery Programs
1.Mid-Columbia Coho Reintroductions Feasibility Project
2.Okanogan Basin Spring Chinook
3.Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery Leavenworth Hatchery Complex
1.Columbia Gorge NFHs Assessments and Recommendations Report - December 2007
2.Leavenworth NFH Complex Assessments and Recommendations Report - April 2007