December 3, 2013
Last week Tacoma Power recovered 326 coho salmon, 255 coho jacks, 46 winter-run steelhead and seven cutthroat trout during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
During the past week Tacoma Power employees released 96 coho adults and 64 coho jacks into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton. They released 94 coho adults and 65 coho jacks into the upper Cowlitz River at the Skate Creek Bridge in Packwood and released 71 coho adults and 39 jacks into Lake Scanewa behind Cowlitz Falls Dam.
River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 14,400 cubic feet per second on Monday, December 2. Water visibility is 10 feet. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.