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Lahonton National Fish Hatchery
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Lahonton National Fish Hatchery
Lahonton National Fish Hatchery. The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act enabled the USFWS to rehabilitate water well pumps for fish production. The Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex was authorized in 1956 to mitigate the loss of the Pyramid Lake fishery. Since 1992 it has provided oversight for the recovery of two fish native to the area, the Lahontan cutthroat trout (Onchorynchus clarkii henshawi) and the cui-ui (Chasmistes cujus). In the Tahoe/Truckee basin the cui-ui is currently endangered and the Lahontan cutthroat trout is threatened. These fish played key historical roles in the culture and economy of the region. The cui-ui sucker is found only in the alkaline Pyramid Lake and the lower Truckee River. They were a major food source for local native American tribes throughout the 1800s and are still important to the culture of several tribes in the region. The largest of the cutthroat family, LCT were known to reach more than 40 pounds and regularly migrated 114 miles in the Truckee River between Lake Tahoe and Pyramid Lake. (Justine Belson/USFWS)
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