On Monday September 21, WDFW staff with some help from Squaxin NR staff began spawning approximatly 100 female and 100 male Chinook at the Tumwater Falls Hatchery.
An estimated 500,000 eggs were taken and milt from 100 males to Minter Creek Hatchery for fertilization. Eventually these fertilized eggs will return to Tumwater Falls Hatchery as Fry.
All spawned fish and surplus fish went to a food bank.
If you have time go check out the spawning of the Chinook Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays around 8 am to 11 am at the Tumwater Falls Hatchery for the next couple of weeks.