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

Eagle hatchery tries to protect its endangered sockeye from flooding

Idaho Fish and Game's Eagle Hatchery is trying to prevent floodwaters from causing problems to its infrastructure, which could threaten the 4,000 endangered sockeye salmon on site.
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Idaho Fish and Game's Eagle Hatchery is trying to prevent floodwaters from causing problems to its infrastructure, which could threaten the 4,000 endangered sockeye salmon on site.

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.

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