Dworshak Hatchery Wins Awardby Staff
Lewiston Tribune, March 21, 2013
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has named Dworshak National Fish Hatchery the "Station of the Year."
Hatchery officials stepped in last August when their across-the-river neighbor Clearwater Hatchery lost its water supply from Dworshak Dam. Dworshak Hatchery officials scrambled to find room for Clearwater's 2.5 million juvenile chinook.
Those fish survivied, are being readied for release this week and will soon start their downriver journey to the Pacific Ocean. "It's all about rearing healthy fish at our hatcheries and this effort was truly one of team spirit, quick action and cooperation between state, federal and tribal agencies to take a crisis and turn it into a success story," said Dworshak Hatchery Manager Mark Drobish.
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