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The following schedule is from the 72nd Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies which was held October 21-24, 2018 in Mobile, Alabama. 
Wednesday, October 24 • 8:40am - 9:00am
Fisheries 4 Track: Building Towards the Future: Renovating the Durant State Fish Hatchery

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AUTHORS: Lance Klement, Garver; Ken Cunningham, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

ABSTRACT: The Durant State Fish Hatchery is the largest state-owned hatchery in Oklahoma. In 2009 the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) developed a master renovation plan for this 200-acre facility in order to identify needed improvements and expand the hatchery's Florida largemouth bass production (currently ~2 million fry annually). The plan identified multiple needs, including a new raw water intake, conveyance piping, reservoir rehabilitation, pond improvements, and a hatchery building and brood ponds. Improvements projects were then prioritized and plans were made to phase them in based on available funding. Phase 1 of the hatchery renovation, completed in 2016 at a cost of $2.3 million, included a new raw water intake pump station with nickel coated intake in order to provide more reliable raw water pumping and prevention of zebra mussle growth on the self cleaning intake. Phase 2, scheduled to be completed in 2019 at a cost of $5 million, is ongoing and includes rehabilitation of the reservoir levees and internal piping and intake improvements, which will allow hatchery staff more flexibility in filling and emptying ponds, as well as providing increased reliability of the water reservoir levees. These and future renovations will allow ODWC to improve and expand its Florida largemouth bass program, to the benefit of Oklahoma's anglers.

Wednesday October 24, 2018 8:40am - 9:00am
Bon Secour Bay I

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