March 25, 2019

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 91 winter-run steelhead adults, one winter-run steelhead jack and one spring Chinook adult during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

Tacoma Power employees released 21 winter-run steelhead adults and one winter-run steelhead jack into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton and they released three winter-run steelhead adults into the Cispus River near Randle.

Tacoma Power released four winter-run steelhead adults into Lake Scanewa located in Randle.

The remainder of the fish are being held at the hatchery for broodstock needs.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 5,140 cubic feet per second on Monday, March 25. Water visibility is 10 feet and the water temperature is 44.1 F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.

Cowlitz River Project: Annual siren test at 11 a.m. on April 3
Tacoma Power will conduct its annual emergency siren testing on Wednesday, April 3. The sirens at Ike Kinswa State Park, Mayfield Lake Park and the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery will sound at 11 a.m. and include an announcement of the test. The test will last about 90 seconds.

Lewis County Emergency Management will send three messages about the test via the Lewis County Alert system (the night before, shortly before the test, and then after the test).

Check out daily river flow and lake level information.

Get updates about changes to Riffe Lake levels.

Cowlitz Fish Stats