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Fish Ladder at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FolsomNatural
N 38° 38.093 W 121° 13.555
10S E 654412 N 4277753
Quick Description: Fish Ladder at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/4/2014 8:34:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMKN2P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob
Views: 5

Long Description:
This fish ladder is located at a popular educational facility within the Nimbus Fish Hatchery. It is run by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The ladder is located on the south shore of the American River at the hatchery, 2001 Nimbus Road, Suite F, Gold River, CA 95670.

From the California government website:

"At one time, the American River provided approximately 100 miles of stream in which salmon and steelhead could spawn and rear. When the Folsom-Nimbus project was completed in 1958, most of the spawning and rearing areas were cut off. Nimbus Salmon and Steelhead Hatchery was constructed to replace the salmon and steelhead runs that were blocked by Nimbus and Folsom dams."

"Annual CDFW counts of salmon spawning in the American River provided justification for construction of this hatchery."

"In cooperation with the CDFW and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation designed and built the hatchery, and currently pays the CDFW to operate and maintain it."

"The presence of this hatchery is an example of the multiple-use concept of water resource development. The primary purposes of the Folsom Dam project, of which Nimbus is an integral part, are flood control, municipal water supply, power generation and irrigation. In developing the American River for these important purposes, planners included Nimbus Hatchery to mitigate for project impacts on salmon and steelhead populations."

Hours:

Visitor Center open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Saturdays/Sundays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Closed Christmas Day.
Raceways (fish rearing ponds) open daily 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Call for more information.

Phone Number: (916) 358-2884.

Address: 2001 Nimbus Road, Suite F, Gold River, CA 95670
Directions: Off Highway 50, 18 miles east of Sacramento. Travel north on Hazel Ave. 0.7 mile, make a left hand turn at Gold Country Blvd. Travel 200 yards to the parking lot entrance on the right.
River/Waterway: American River in California

Visit Instructions:
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