Ferndale’s IMCO General Construction will soon start a $15.7 million renovation and expansion project of the Priest Rapids Fall Chinook Hatchery facility located in Mattawa.
The hatchery is in Eastern Washington’s Grant County, near the Priest Rapids Dam.
IMCO expects to get started later this month and expects it to be completed in 2014.
Originally built in 1963 as a salmon spawning channel, Priest Rapids is now a conventional operational facility and has the most successful adult Chinook salmon return rate of any hatchery in the Columbia River system, according to a news release from IMCO.
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