Lake Scanewa drawdown
Tacoma Power is building a fish collector at Lewis County PUD’s Cowlitz Falls Dam. As part of the construction activities, Lake Scanewa is drawn down to original river levels. The reservoir is scheduled to begin refilling on Oct. 22.
- Lewis County PUD’s Day Use Park and boat launch will remain closed until the reservoir is refilled.
- Fishing opportunities will not be available during the drawdown. Tacoma Power will truck fish to other release sites further up the river.
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Fish Report for November 23, 2015
Last week Tacoma Power recovered 1,346 coho adults, 751 jacks, 164 fall Chinook adults, eight jacks, 89 summer-run steelhead and 18 cutthroat trout during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
During the past week Tacoma Power employees released 40 fall Chinook adults, 172 coho adult and 200 jacks at Franklin Bridge in Packwood, and they released 160 coho adults and 168 jacks into the Cispus River near the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek.
During the week, Tacoma Power released 781 coho adults, 382 jacks, 117 Fall Chinook adults, eight jacks and nine cutthroat trout into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton.
Of the 3,300 summer-run steelhead that have been recycled during the 2015 season, a total of 1,678 have been accounted for through November 20.
River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 14,900 cubic feet per second on Monday, November 23. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.