- freshwater hatchery / aquaculture facility / research facility
The Coleman National Fish Hatchery was established in 1942 to mitigate the loss of natural salmon to historic spawning areas. Construction of the facility was authorized and established under the provisions of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 (49 Stat. 115) and the First Deficiency Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 1936 (49 Stat. 1622). The Rivers and Harbors Act of 1937 (50 Stat. 844,850) re-authorized the CVP for construction by the Secretary of the Interior and subject to the Reclamation laws. Total cost for the hatchery and Keswick Fish Trap was $2,013,750.
Coleman NFH is located in Shasta County, California, on a relatively flat parcel of land on the north bank of Battle Creek approximately three miles east of the Sacramento River and twenty miles southeast of the city of Redding.