Video: New Idaho Power Hatchery Will Boost Snake River Sturgeon

White sturgeon, among the oldest creatures on the planet, are getting some help from modern science at Idaho Power’s newest fish hatchery.

This new video provides an inside look at the Niagara Springs white sturgeon conservation hatchery south of Wendell.

Idaho Power, in cooperation with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, has monitored and supported Snake River sturgeon for more than 20 years. This new facility is a big step forward for that program, using modern hatchery science to preserve genetic diversity while raising up to 2,500 juvenile sturgeon for release back into the river each year.

The hatchery recently won an Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters award from the National Hydroelectric Association. More information on Idaho Power’s hatchery and fish conservation programs is available at

Brad Bowlin
Communications Specialist