Hatchery Detail


Name : Spring Creek NFH
Province : Columbia Gorge Longitude : -121.532234
Subbasin : Columbia Gorge Latitude : 45.722458
Operating Agency : USFWS
Funding Source : USACE (Mitchell Act)
Description : Spring Creek Hatchery, established in 1901, is located 4 miles west of the Hood River/White Salmon bridge on State Highway 14. Spring Creek Hatchery was one of several egg collection stations for the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries Clackamas Hatchery. The original hatchery was flooded when the Bonneville Dam was completed in 1938. After several modifications, the hatchery was redesigned and rebuilt by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1972. Expansion was undertaken to partially compensate for the loss of fall Chinook spawning grounds due to dam construction along the Columbia River. Today the hatchery raises more than 15 million tule fall Chinook salmon annually.
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 Gorge Columbia Gorge Fall Chinook Lower Columbia River Chinook ESU 11,253,284 8 / 30 / 2010
Hatchery Program Reviews
1.Tule Hatchery Fall Chinook
1.Columbia Gorge Spring Creek Fall Chinook Population and Related Hatchery Programs
1.Spring Creek NFH: Tule Fall Chinook Program
1.Columbia Gorge NFHs Assessments and Recommendations Report - December 2007