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Cowlitz Fish Report

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April 12, 2021

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 518 winter-run steelhead adults and three spring Chinook adults during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power released eight winter-run steelhead adults into the Tilton River and 31 winter-run steelhead adults and two spring Chinook adults into Lake Scanewa near Randle.

Tacoma Power released 32 winter-run steelhead adults into the Cispus River near Yellow Jacket creek.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 8,150 cubic feet per second on Monday, April 12, 2021. Water visibility is 12 feet and the water temperature is 44.8 F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.


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