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Cushman Hydro Project

The Cushman Hydro Project provides clean, renewable electricity with two dams and three powerhouses on the North Fork of the Skokomish River in Mason County.

As part of Tacoma Power’s federal license to operate the dams, we manage fisheries programs and facilities to help migrating fish move safely around the dams. This includes using nets to guide smolts toward a floating collector to prevent them from getting sucked into the turbines. Once collected, we transport them 3 miles by truck and release them into the river. Learn more about our Cushman Fisheries Program and our wildlife program for the area.

The hydropower project also provides the following outdoor recreation opportunities:

For more information about the Cushman Hydro Project, see the following resources:

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For more information about the project, contact us at cushmanfeedback@cityoftacoma.org.

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