August 13, 2018

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 148 summer-run steelhead, 50 spring Chinook adults,seven spring Chinook jacks, nine spring Chinook mini-jacks, eight fall Chinook adults, one cutthroat trout during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power released one spring Chinook adult and one spring Chinook jack,and one cutthroat trout into the Cispus River near Randle, and they released 28 spring Chinook adults and six jacks at the Franklin Bridge release site in Packwood.

Tacoma Power released eight fall Chinook adults into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton.

Since June 15, Tacoma Power employees have recycled 543 summer-run steelhead at the I-5 Bridge Boat Launch near Vader.

During the past week, Tacoma Power released 2,700 rainbow trout into Mayfield Lake.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 2,400 cubic feet per second (cfs) on Monday, August 13. Water visibility is 15 feet and the water temperature is 55 degrees F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.

Check out daily river flow and lake level information.

Learn more about Cowlitz River flows.

Get updates about changes to Riffe Lake levels

Cowlitz Fish Stats