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Mile 2, Hwy 434 Mora

The Mora National Fish Hatchery began rearing Gila trout in 1999 and continues to do so to the present day. The hatchery is the only facility that currently cultures this rare fish. Current populations in active culture are lineages from the Main Diamond and South Diamond watersheds. Beginning in 2012, the hatchery began the process of developing broodstocks of the Whiskey and Spruce Creek lineages. These surviving populations can be severely impacted by natural events such as fire, flood, and drought, and the Mora NFH has the capability to provide refugia when necessary. The campus consists of a 30,000-square-foot hatchery building, an office/maintenance garage building, an office/laboratory building, visitor’s center and four mobile homes. Support facilities consist of a 150,000-gallon reservoir, two concrete settling ponds, a fishing pond, 12,000-gallon propane tank and 900-gallon liquid oxygen tank, and a 400kw emergency generator.