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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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River flows and lake levels

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 July 27, 2015

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

328 spring Chinook salmon, 57 jacks, 72 mini-jacks, 730 summer steelhead.  

During the past week Tacoma Power employees released:

282 spring Chinook adults and 49 jacks into the Cispus River near the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek

421 recycled summer steelhead at the Interstate-5 boat launch.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 2,750 cubic feet per second on Monday, July 27. Water visibility is 15 feet.

 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
July 27
2015

328

0

0

0

0

0

0

274

8

Season
to
date

16,080

0

0

10,334

105

0

0

3,065

56