The California drought is now threatening the fall chinook salmon run and the Department of Fish & Wildlife is now taking emergency measures. Salmonid populations could be affected by a decrease in water levels, which has caused an increase in hatchery supply water temperatures. Emergency action has been taken to save the spawning season with the installation of a large industrial chilling and UV disinfection system at the American River Trout Hatchery.
Integrated Aqua Systems, Inc. was selected as the prime supplier in partnership with Aquacare Environment, Inc. to provide the 260 ton chilling system, 15 KW UV sterilization system and mechanical drum filtration system capable of handling 1,800 gpm. The project is currently underway at the American River Trout Hatchery near Sacramento, CA.