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Cascade Locks in Hood River County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Sturgeon Habitat

Bonneville Hatchery

 
 
Sturgeon Habitat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 5, 2006
1. Sturgeon Habitat Marker
Inscription. Sturgeon range throughout the Columbia River system, however the construction of Bonneville Dam and the other dams upstream blocked sturgeon migration. Sturgeon, unlike salmon, do not use fish ladders. Sturgeon below Bonneville Dam travel up and down the Columbia and even out into the ocean, often entering other coastal bays and rivers. Sturgeon migration depends on availability of food and spawning cycles. Sturgeon need fast, flowing water of moderate temperature over rocky bottoms for spawning success. An ideal spawning area is located just several miles below Bonneville Dam.

(Inscription below the image and shown at the lower right corner)
Sturgeon above the Bonneville Dam are isolated in pools behind the dam, and the health of these populations is generally poorer.
 
Location. 45° 38.039′ N, 121° 57.258′ W. Marker is in Cascade Locks, Oregon, in Hood River County. Marker is on N.E. Bonneville Way. Touch for map. This marker is located on the property of the Bonneville Hatchery at the Sturgeon Viewing Center. Marker is in this post office area: Cascade Locks OR 97014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beacon Rock (approx. mile away); Bradford Island Fishway (approx.

Entrance to the Sturgeon Viewing area image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 5, 2006
2. Entrance to the Sturgeon Viewing area
mile away); This Old Turbine (approx. 0.8 miles away in Washington); a different marker also named Beacon Rock (approx. 3.2 miles away in Washington); Lewis and Clark Trail (approx. 4 miles away in Washington); Simon Benson (approx. 8.8 miles away); Welcome to Multnomah Falls (approx. 8.8 miles away); Discover Wahkeena Falls (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cascade Locks.
 
Categories. AnimalsEnvironmentWaterways & Vessels
 
Sturgeon in the water image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 5, 2006
3. Sturgeon in the water
Ducks in the Sturgeon Habitat image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 5, 2006
4. Ducks in the Sturgeon Habitat
Fish sculpture in front of the Bonneville Hatchery gift shop image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 5, 2006
5. Fish sculpture in front of the Bonneville Hatchery gift shop
Bonneville Hatchery visitors guide image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 5, 2006
6. Bonneville Hatchery visitors guide
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 22, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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