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River flows and lake levels

Fish Report for May 2, 2016

Last week Tacoma Power recovered 493 winter run steelhead, nine summer-run steelhead, 793 spring Chinook adults and 47 spring Chinook jacks during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator. 

During the past week Tacoma Power employees released nine winter-run steelhead adults and into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton.  They also released 244 spring Chinook, ten spring Chinook jacks and five winter-run steelhead into Lake Scanewa above Cowlitz Falls Dam. 

Tacoma Power employees released 211 spring Chinook adults, 15 jacks and 26 winter-run steelhead adults into the Cispus River near the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek. In addition, they released 185 spring Chinook adults and 11 jacks at Franklin Bridge in Packwood, Washington.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 6,280 cubic feet per second on Monday, May 2. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.

Winter Steelhead 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
May 2,
2016

493

6

3

4

1

0

0

25

1

Season
to date

4,633

134

351

15

75

5

2

271

39

 

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
May 2,
2016

793

0

0

243

1

184

1

209

2

Season
to date

5,460

0

0

2,155

19

501

1

1,987

12