Irrigon, Umatilla Hatcheries Closed to Public for Maintenance


The Irrigon and Umatilla fish hatcheries have been temporarily closed to public access while maintenance crews work on updates to the facilities.

Depending on how work progresses, the hatcheries may re-open to the public near the end of June.

Irrigon hatchery staff and contractors have started a large pond valve replacement project which will involve heavy equipment operations on site and will create hazards to visitors.

Both hatcheries are operated by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Umatilla Hatchery is co-managed with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and the Irrigon Hatchery is co-managed with the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan, which is administered through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Maintenance projects were funded by the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan as a part of infrastructure upgrades throughout their facilities.


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