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Cowlitz Fish Report

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June 14, 2021

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 65 spring Chinook adults, 16 spring Chinook jacks, 17 spring Chinook mini jacks, 30 summer-run steelhead adults, and three winter-run steelhead adults during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power released 20 spring Chinook adults, and three spring Chinook jacks into Lake Scanewa near Randle.

In addition, Tacoma Power recycled 30 summer-run steelhead adults to the I-5 boat launch.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 4,600 cubic feet per second on Monday, June 14, 2021. Water visibility is 11 feet and the water temperature is 50.9 F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.


Get the Cowlitz Fish Report online at Current river flows for the Cowlitz, Nisqually, Wynoochee and Green rivers, plus lake levels for Riffe, Alder, Wynoochee and Cushman lakes, are available at

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