This fish hatchery being constructed at the Chief Joseph Dam and on the Colville Indian Reservation will re-introduce 2.9 million Chinook Salmon back to their native spawning grounds in Washington State. This project includes, among other things, a complex water supply system from three different water sources, 40 raceways, a fish ladder, four hatchery buildings, a housing complex, three fish-rearing ponds and two fish acclimation ponds. In order to coordinate all this complex work and keep the owner informed of progress, the PCL project team is utilizing Building Information Modeling.
One of the client’s goals for this project is to maximize tribal involvement during construction. PCL has far exceeded this goal, using an hourly workforce comprising 69% tribal members and hiring electrical and civil subcontractors that are owned and operated by the Colville Tribal Business Council. In addition to this achievement, PCL is playing a vital role in helping to coordinate the work amongst all the project’s many stakeholders, which include Bonneville Power Administration, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Washington State Parks, Colville Tribal Council, Colville TERO, and Colville Fish and Wildlife.
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