4k Federally Protected Sockeye Salmon Evacuated Before Flood

Four thousand federally protected sockeye salmon are on the move by truck.

Idaho Department of Fish and Game is transferring the endangered fish from Eagle Hatchery near Boise to Springfield Hatchery four hours away due to flooding.

The Boise River is rising and sandbagging may not be enough to keep the hatchery above water.

“There’s an old irrigation ditch that’s really what the river channels up against,” says Dan Baker, Idaho Department of Fish and Game Eagle Hatchery Manager. “If something fails on that irrigation ditch then…

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