Last modified: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fish hatcheries

Springville Hatchery

1000 N Main
Springville, Utah 84663
(801) 489-4421

Location

The Springville Hatchery is located at the north end of Springville in Utah County. The hatchery visitor center, offices and DWR Central Regional office are on the west side of the street.

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Aerial view of the Springville Fish Hatchery

Historic information

The 1909 Utah Legislature directed the State Fish and Game Commissioner to establish three hatcheries. It suggested that hatcheries be built at or near Springville, at or near Fish Lake in Sevier County and at or near Panguitch Lake in Garfield County. The Springville Hatchery was the first hatchery to be built and was in operation by November 20, 1909. In 1973 the Springville National Fish Hatchery on the west side of Main Street was transferred to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

In 2005 whirling disease was found in the fish, and the hatchery was depopulated and closed. Further tests for the presence of whirling disease in the hatchery building water supplies found that these water sources were clean. Further testing using the American Fisheries Society's Blue Book Standards provided health approval for the two sources, and fish were once again produced in the two hatchery buildings. Funding was approved to install a filtration and ultra-violet disinfection facility to clean up the water source for the hatchery's east-side raceways.

Hatchery operation

The filtration and ultra-violet disinfection facility construction is scheduled for completion in June 2008. Once in production, Springville will have four full-time employees.

Stocking

When completed, the Springville Hatchery will produce approximately 150,000 pounds of advanced fingerling and catchable rainbows for the Community Fisheries program along the Wasatch Front.

Vistors

Visitors are welcome at the Springville Hatchery facilities on the west side of Main Street. If you would like to schedule a tour, call the hatchery at 801-489-4421. Information on non-hatchery programs is available at the Central Region Office located adjacent to the hatchery.

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