The Farmers Screen for Hatcheries
The Farmers Screen can greatly reduce hatchery operation and maintenance costs for water diversions from rivers or streams that supply fresh water to hatchery ponds. Read more about the Farmers Screen installation at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Oxbow Fish Hatchery on Herman Creek, a tributary to the Columbia River.
The January/February 2010 issue of Hatchery International included an article on the Farmers Screen’s potential for hatcheries.
Hatcheries must maintain consistent flows to their facilities at all times. Often, hatchery diversions are located on higher gradient systems with sediment and organic debris issues which can make operating a fish screen difficult. The Farmers Screen is a solution specifically designed for diversions located in higher gradient systems. The unique horizontal design minimizes operation and maintenance requirements and provides consistent flows while meeting state and federal fish protection guidelines.