Palisade High School breaks ground on fish hatchery

PALISADE, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Palisade High School students will soon get a hands-on education in aquatics.

The school broke ground on a fish hatchery designed for endangered fish. For months they have been raising money to convert a storage building into the hatchery to house the endangered fish.

The building will hold three 230 gallon tanks that can hold up to 150 fish each.

"We see more students getting involved, we see curriculum getting introduced to this new type of fish hatchery. We start introducing chemistry, biology and the river dynamics," said James Soria, PHS senior.

The endangered fish will be released into the Colorado River. The project offers students a chance to learn and get hands-on experience in aquatics.