Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery well renovation begins April 20

Tacoma Power will begin renovating five Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery wells on Monday, April 20, leading to temporary closures of some informal parking areas typically used by anglers.

Construction will take place along the entrance road to the Barrier Dam boat launch. The temporary parking closures will occur during trench digging between April 20 and mid-May. Between April 20 and July 31, there will be general construction activity in the area and flaggers directing traffic.

“This renovation will help improve the reliability and efficiency of the wells that support the fish hatchery,” said David Wagner, who’s leading the project.

Updates will be posted at People can also call the Cowlitz River Project at (360) 985-2222 with questions.

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