Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery well renovation update (as of May 1)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fish Report for May 18, 2015
During five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator, last week Tacoma Power recovered:
103 winter-run steelhead, 1,644 spring Chinook salmon, 411 jacks, 22 summer steelhead and two cutthroat trout.
During the past week Tacoma Power employees released:
nine winter-run steelhead trout into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton, WA.
126 spring Chnook adults, 37 jacks and seven winter steelhead into the Cispus River above the mouth of
Yellow Jacket Creek
1,217 spring Chinook and 310 jacks and 13 winter steelhead into Lake Scanewa above Cowlitz Falls Dam.
River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 3,080 cubic feet per second on Monday, May 18. Water visibility is 15 feet. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.