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Minto Fish Facility

The Minto Fish facility is part of the Marion Forks/ Minto Fish Facility complex. Minto is located upstream of Packsaddle Park on the North Santiam River.  The Minto facility has year round fish collection, acclimation for chinook salmon and steelhead, a spawning facility, juvenile acclimation, short and long term holding of adult salmonids, water to water transfers for all fish, and out planting and fish recycling capabilities.   Minto Dam creates an impassable barrier that encourages migrating fish into the facilities fish ladder. All fish moving upstream are counted and disposition is determined depending on species and time of the year.

Fish Counts - 1/1/2015 to 10/01/15

Species Number
Spring chinook -- Ad-clipped 3884
Spring chinook -- Unmarked 652
Summer steelhead 350
Winter steelhead 186
Coho 0
Rainbow trout 298
Whitefish 240
See Upper and Lower Bennett Dam Fish Counts

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