Photo: Google Satellite View 2019
The Seven Springs Fitch Hatchery
, about 22 miles north of Jémez
Springs and four miles north of Fenton Lake in the Jémez Mountains, New
Mexico, on Route 314 just east of (CCC-built
216. The hatchery was constructed with WPA assistance
It's responsible for production and distribution of native Rio Grande
cutthroat trout, New Mexico's State Fish. The fish hatchery has raised more
than 72,000 trout for stocking since 2002. "The WPA played an important
part in the development of [the] Seven Spring [hatchery]... [It] was
established primarily to serve this area, which it now does serve. The
springs, although of not a great volume, (500 gallons per minute) are
52-degree water. The important function of this hatchery is to maintain a
brood stock of the New Mexico cutthroats which produce about one-half
million eyed eggs every year."
Note: New Mexico's Parkview, Glenwood, and Red River hatcheries are
also WPA projects[2,3]. See  for their locations.
Mexico Fish Hatcheries, New Mexico Game & Fish website, accessed
12 July 2019.
- Roy E. Barker, New
Mexico builds its hatcheries, New Mexico Wildlife Magazine, Vol.7 No.1,
Jan-Feb 1962, hosted at the State of Mexico Game & Fish website,
accessed 12 July 2019.
- WPA Projects Aid
Hatcheries, Albuquerque Journal, 12 May 1940, p.4: "The Federal
Works Progress Administration has not been without its part in the
development of fish hatcheries in the State of New Mexico. Working in
co-operation with the State Game and Fish Commission, the WPA has built one
complete hatchery in Glenwood, and has constructed additions to hatcheries
in Parkview, Seven Springs, and Lisboa Springs. Improvements have also been
made at the hatcheries at Taos and Eagle Nest, James J. Connelly, state
administrator for WPA, announced ... In addition to this state cooperative
work, the Governmental Bureau of Fisheries has sponsored, through WPA
additions to the Government hatcheries at Santa Rosa and Dexter.