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Salmon hatchery proposed on Walla Walla River

FISHING – The Bonneville Power Administration may fund a salmon hatchery on the Walla Walla River proposed by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

The plan is to naturally spawning spring chinook to the Walla Walla River Basin, where they’ve been missing for  more than 75 years.

The project, the latest of several in the basin, would expand the existing adult holding and spawning facility on the South Fork Walla Walla River near Milton-Freewater, Ore.

  • A public meeting is set for  6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Elementary School in Dayton.
  • Comments will be accepted through April 29 and can also be submitted online at www.bpa.gov/comment.

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