Upper Cowlitz River Basin Fisheries Update
Wednesday, Oct. 14 | 6 - 8 p.m.
Packwood Senior Center (12931 Hwy 12, Packwood)
- Agenda forthcoming
Lake Scanewa drawdown Sept. 8 – Oct. 3
Tacoma Power is building a fish collector at Lewis County PUD’s Cowlitz Falls Dam. As part of the construction activities, Lake Scanewa will be drawn down to original river levels starting Sept. 8. The reservoir is scheduled to begin refilling on Oct. 3.
- 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.
Questions? Email email@example.com
Fish Report for September 28, 2015
During five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator, last week Tacoma Power recovered:
203 summer-run steelhead, 17 spring Chinook adults, one jack, 1,040 fall Chinook adults, 95 jacks, 137 coho adults, 75 jacks and 12 cutthroat trout.
During the past week Tacoma Power employees released:
17 spring Chinook adults and eight coho adults into the Cispus River near the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek
147 fall Chinook adults, 20 jacks, 18 coho adults, two jacks and eight spring Chinook adults at the Franklin Bridge in Packwood, Washington.
465 fall Chinook adults, 63 jacks, with 111 coho adults, 72 jacks and one cutthroat trout into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton.
River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 3,050 cubic feet per second on Monday, September 28. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.