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Cowlitz Fish Report

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September 21, 2020

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 1,520 coho adults, 657 coho jacks, 549 fall Chinook adults, 47 fall Chinook jacks, 406 cutthroat trout, 18 summer-run steelhead, 18 spring Chinook adults, four spring Chinook jacks, and 41 spring Chinook mini-jacks during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power released 1,094 coho adults, 568 coho jacks, 236 fall Chinook adults, 18 fall Chinook jacks, and 10 cutthroat trout into the Tilton River.

Tacoma Power released 91 coho adults, 38 coho jacks, five spring Chinook adults, and one cutthroat trout at Franklin Bridge in Packwood and they released 107 coho adults, 47 coho jacks, four spring Chinook adults, one spring Chinook jack, and six cutthroat trout into the Cispus River by Yellow Jacket Creek near Randle.

Tacoma Power released four spring Chinook jacks and 44 spring Chinook mini-jacks into Riffe Lake.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 2,440 cubic feet per second on Monday, September 21, 2020. Water visibility is 12 feet and the water temperature is 54.5 F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.

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