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Chamokane Creek Fish Hatcheries Temperature and Flow Study, Summer 2016

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17-11-004February 2017June 2017
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Author(s) John Covert, Mitch Combs, Brian Crossley, Guy Gregory, and Jacob Wolfe
Description Water temperature is a critical element of salmonid survival in Chamokane Creek. Significant volumes of relatively cool water discharge from two fish hatcheries into Chamokane Creek. The Department of Ecology (Ecology), the Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and the Spokane Tribe of Indians (STOI) jointly conducted a study to shade portions of the WDFW run Ford Fish Hatchery and quantified the temperature reduction of hatchery water discharge. Water temperatures were also monitored at the Spokane Tribal Hatchery. This report describes the outcomes of that project.
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Keywords temperature, fish hatchery
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 54 Lower Spokane