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River flows and lake levels

Fish Report for May 23, 2016

Last week Tacoma Power employees recovered 743 spring Chinook adults, 168 jacks, 79 winter-run steelhead adults and 34 summer-run steelhead adults during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power employees released 251 spring Chinook adults and 90 spring Chinook jacks into Lake Scanewa located above Cowlitz Falls Dam and they released 136 spring Chinook adults, 25 jacks and six winter-run steelhead adults into the Cispus River upstream of the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek near Randle. 

Tacoma Power employees released 116 spring Chinook adults, 35 spring Chinook jacks and two winter-run steelhead at Franklin Bridge in Packwood and they also released four winter-run steelhead adults into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton.

Tacoma Power also released 4,000 rainbow trout into Mayfield Lake last week. Next week, they will release 4,000 rainbow trout into Swofford Pond located outside Mossyrock and 800 rainbow trout into South Lewis County Park Pond located in Toledo.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 5,210 cubic feet per second on Monday, May 23. 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 20,
2016

79

1

3

0

0

1

1

6

0

Season
to date

5,397

149

362

25

75

6

3

295

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 20,
2016

743

0

0

244

7

111

5

131

5

Season
to date

9,475

0

0

3,863

51

1,285

14

2,653

20