Allegheny National Fish Hatchery
The Allegheny National Fish Hatchery in Warren, Pennsylvania, had been inactive since a fish virus in 2005 forced the Service to depopulate the facility. The 35-year old aeration tower was crumbling, high-pressure water lines and electronic controls were corroding, and the hatchery became unsafe for staff. Recovery Act funds were used in March 2010 to construct new aeration and degassing towers, and the facility was able to resume fish production in November 2011. Fish from the hatchery will be used for the Service's lake trout recovery efforts in lakes Erie and Ontario.
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