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Cowlitz Fish Report

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

Cowlitz Fisheries Annual Project Review Meeting  Wednesday, June 3 | 6-8 p.m.
Centralia College, Walton Science Center, Room 121 (620 Centralia College Blvd.)

  • Participate in the Cowlitz Fisheries and Hatchery Management Plan annual review process
  • Review the hatchery production plan for the Cowlitz River
  • Ask questions and provide input

Hosted by Tacoma Power, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Cowlitz Fisheries Technical Committee

Submit questions in advance to cowlitz@cityoftacoma.org

Agenda

Get documents and presentations from other Cowlitz Fisheries Public Meetings.

River flows and lake levels

Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery well renovation update (as of May 28)

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 June 29, 2015

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

407 spring Chinook salmon, 82 jacks, 43 maxi-jacks, 168 summer steelhead.  

During the past week Tacoma Power employees released:

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

300 spring Chinook and 73 jacks into the Cispus River above the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek and 53 spring Chinook mini-jacks were released into Riffe Lake at Mossyrock Park.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 3,980 cubic feet per second on Monday, June 29. Water visibility is ten feet.

 

Coho 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

June 19,

2015

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Season

to date

109,684

5,899

8,811

11,147

4,781

11,328

23

2,672

1,991

 

 

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

June 26 

2015

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Season

to date

7,283

186

342

147

101

0

0

161

19

 

 

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

June 26, 

2015

407

0

0

0

0

0

0

296

4

Season

to date

14,858

0

0

10,334

105

0

0

2,225

34