Klickitat Hatchery Spring Chinook Upgrades
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is proposing to fund capital improvements to facilities at the existing Klickitat Fish Hatchery in Klickitat County within the Yakama Nation Reservation in Washington. The proposed upgrades would include improving the spring water intakes, discharge piping, and river pump station; rebuilding the pollution abatement system; adding circular rearing tanks, adding a chemical storage building, updating the existing fish ladder and spawning and adult holding infrastructure, and possibly adding two staff residences, predator control netting over the raceways, and updates to hatchery building administrative space.
On October 6, 2017, BPA published a Notice of Intent to begin preparing an EIS for improvements to the Klickitat Hatchery. Since that time, BPA has further developed designs and conducted extensive coordination with permitting agencies to confirm that existing permits would address the proposed changes. This coordination, in combination with efforts to minimize effects to resources, indicate that an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact may be more appropriate for this project, but BPA will make this determination after the public scoping process concludes. (See DOE/EIS-0535 page for that Notice of Intent.)
For more information, see Klickitat Hatchery Upgrades.
Public Comment Opportunities
Please send your comments by September 12, 2022 and reference the Klickitat Hatchery Upgrades. All comments will be available on the project website at www.bpa.gov/nepa/klickitat-hatchery-upgrades. There are several ways to comment:
Bonneville Power Administration
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