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Cowlitz Fish Report

Cowlitz Fisheries Programs
The fish report is updated on Monday mornings, unless the date is a holiday.

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Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery well renovation update

Tacoma Power is currently renovating five Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery wells. The trenching along the Barrier Dam boat launch road for the project has been completed. Construction will continue near the well pumps, so occasional traffic revisions may be necessary. Please be cautious when driving near construction crews. Read more.

Fish Report for Aug. 24, 2015

During five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator, last week Tacoma Power recovered:

124 spring Chinook adults, 23 jacks, 50 mini-jacks, 22 fall Chinook adults, eight jacks, 828 summer-run steelhead and one cutthroat trout.  

During the past week Tacoma Power employees released:

111 spring Chinook adults and 20 jacks into the Cispus River near the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek

22 fall Chinook adults, eight jacks and one cutthroat trout into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 2,580 cubic feet per second on Monday, Aug. 24.

 Spring Chinook Upstream Releases

 

Total Returns

Tilton River

Lake Scanewa

Cowlitz River
at Packwood

Cispus River

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Week
ending
Aug. 21
2015

124

0

0

0

0

0

0

109

2

Season
to
date

16,892

0

0

10,334

105

0

0

3,776

73

 

Fall Chinook Upstream Releases

 

Total Returns

Tilton River

Lake Scanewa

Cowlitz River at Packwood

Cispus River

Hatchery

Natural Origin

Hatchery

Natural Origin

Hatchery

Natural Origin

Hatchery

Natural Origin

Week ending

Aug. 21 2015

22

5

17

0

0

0

0

0

0

Season to date

51

18

30

0

0

0

0

2

0