Cowlitz Fisheries Informational Meeting
- Thursday, April 24, 2014
- 5 - 8 p.m.
- Centralia College, New Science Center, Room 121 (Walnut St. and Washington Ave.), Centralia, WA
- Hosted by Tacoma Power and the Cowlitz Fisheries Technical Committee (FTC)
This will be the second of several meetings in 2014 that will provide information on the FTC process used to set hatchery production and make recommendations to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Cowlitz River fisheries. All are welcome and encouraged to invite others interested in shaping the actions for recovering ESA-listed populations in the Cowlitz River.
About Cowlitz Fisheries Management
Tacoma Power’s Cowlitz River fisheries management program is among the largest in Washington. Today's program evolved from continuous efforts to support an excellent fishery in the Cowlitz River Basin.
The anadromous fisheries are supported by two hatcheries owned by Tacoma Power.
Our trap-and-haul program assists the passage of juvenile and adult fish around Mossyrock Dam and Mayfield Dam. In addition, Riffe Lake, Mayfield Lake and Swofford Pond are stocked with a variety of fish and provide a diverse sports fishery.
Retaining and restoring quality fish habitat was the primary concern of most agencies, tribes and organizations participating in Tacoma Power's relicensing process. Tacoma Power's settlement agreement and 2003 federal license are consistent with regional efforts to restore wild salmon.
For recorded information about river flows, lake levels and boat launch usability, call fishing and recreation at (888) 502-8690.
Learn more about Cowlitz River fisheries and hatcheries management.