Cowlitz Fish Report

Cowlitz Restoration and Recovery grant funding is available for hatchery-associated production (HAP) projects or activities that lead to on-the-ground projects. The 2024 grant round is closed, but year-round engagement is encouraged to prepare for future grant rounds.

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April 22, 2024

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 334 winter-run steelhead adults, 107 spring Chinook adults, two spring Chinook jacks, two summer-run steelhead adults, and one cutthroat trout over five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power employees released 70 winter-run steelhead adults, 44 spring Chinook adults, and two spring Chinook jacks into Lake Scanewa at the Day Use Park and they released 56 winter-run steelhead adults and one cutthroat trout into the Tilton River near Morton.

River flow below Mayfield Dam is 5,250 cubic feet per second on Monday, April 22, 2024. Water visibility is 9 feet and water temperature is 45.9F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.

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