||Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery
||Little White Salmon
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|Funding Source :
||NOAA (Mitchell Act), USFWS, USACE, BPA (operational costs for rearing fish as part of the Umatilla Fisheries Program)
||The Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery, located on the Little White Salmon River approximately 12 miles east of Stevenson, Washington, was originally constructed in 1896, began operations in 1898, and was remodeled and expanded in 1958. It currently operates as part of the Columbia River Fisheries Development Program (Mitchell Act). The Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery was a pioneer in the fledgling science of salmon propagation when it began rearing salmon. During the past 100 years, the facilities and the propagation methods have changed dramatically and research is on-going. Today, more than 9.4 million young salmon are released into the river or transferred to other sites for release each year. The spring and up-river bright fall Chinook salmon and coho salmon produced at the Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery contribute significantly to the salmon harvested by sport anglers in the Columbia River, particularly in Drano Lake.