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Boise River’s high water worries Eagle Hatchery, which has 4,000 endangered sockeye

The Eagle Hatchery is home to 4,000 endangered sockeye salmon. The Boise River floodwaters have become a threat to the hatchery’s infrastructure, so the staff spends time every day searching for potential problems and fortifying where possible. There’s even a plan to ship the fish elsewhere at short notice. Learn more in the video above.

Earlier this month, 600,000 Chinook fry were lost at a hatchery in North Idaho because of a mechanical failure.