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Egan Fish Hatchery

J. Perry Egan Hatchery is located in the south central part of Utah approximately four miles south of the town of Bicknell. The J. Perry Egan Hatchery (named after a former director of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources) was built in 1973. The hatchery’s water supply flows from a cover spring that produces 19 cubic feet per second of flow at 47° F. The cold temperature makes Egan an ideal brood station. Egan produces all of the eggs for the state’s fish hatcheries with the exception of Bear Lake cutthroat eggs that are produced at the Mantua Hatchery. Archiplex Group, as part of a Design-Build team, was asked to design a building to protect the fish hatching ponds from airborne threats. At 90,000 sqft of clear span space, the final structure is the largest building in Wayne County, Utah and was completed on time and on budget.

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