WDFW announces change of venue for meeting on Wynoochee agreement

  • Fri Sep 20th, 2019 4:30pm
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OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is moving the location of its Sept. 24 meeting about a plan to enhance salmon and steelhead populations diminished by the Wynoochee Dam.

The public meeting is scheduled at 6 p.m., Sept. 24, at the Grays Harbor College (Aberdeen Room 4134A and B), 1620 Edward P Smith Dr., Aberdeen. Originally, it was planned for department offices near Montesano, but it was changed to ensure adequate meeting space for the public.

At the meeting, WDFW staff will discuss details of an agreement with the Quinault Indian Nation to mitigate for damage to fish populations as a result of the Wynoochee Dam in Grays Harbor County.

Under the agreement, WDFW annually will release:

• 100,000 coho into the Wynoochee River;

• 400,000 coho into the Satsop River;

• 60,000 winter steelhead into the Wynoochee River.

More information about the agreement is available at wdfw.wa.gov.