- Associated Press - Friday, April 3, 2015

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) - U.S. Sen. John McCain is helping a Bullhead City area hatchery celebrate a return to operations.

McCain is scheduled to attend a ceremony Friday afternoon marking an agreement between federal and state agencies to restock Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery.

McCain was among several people encouraging the agreement.

The hatchery halted operations last fall after a pipeline failed.

Under a new agreement between U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, the facility will have a new water pump system installed.

The system will bring water from the Colorado River into the hatchery’s stock ponds.

Rainbow trout will be transported to Lake Mohave until the repairs are done.

The agencies will split the repair costs, which are an estimated $776,000.

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