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Dworshak National Fish Hatchery is the answer for Week 278 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: Fish

Tuesday: A change

Wednesday: An adaptation by people

Thursday: Live in cement

Dworshak National Fish Hatchery is a "mitigation" hatchery located on the Clearwater River within the Nez Perce Reservation near Ahsahka. It was constructed in 1969 by the Army Corps of Engineers. Since the Snake River Adjudication agreement of 2007, it has been co-managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Nez Perce Tribe. The hatchery is one of the largest combination producers of anadromous (ocean-going) fish in the world. These fish make a 1000-mile round-trip to the ocean and back to spawn in the Clearwater River.

Dworshak Dam blocks access to the historical spawning areas on the North Fork of the Clearwater River for the steelhead and it is too high for a fish ladder.

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