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Skokomish Mark Return Of North Fork Flow

More than 80 years ago, President Calvin Coolidge pushed a button that energized Cushman Dam No. 1 on the North Fork of the Skokomish River. The hydroelectric dam dewatered the North Fork, wiping out salmon runs upon which the Skokomish Tribe has always depended. Cushman Dam No. 1 was joined a few years later by […]

Increased Flows on Skokomish North Fork

The Kitsap Sun and Tacoma News Tribune reported on the increased water flow from the Cushman Dam to the North Fork of the Skokomish River on March 7. The amount of water flowing down the North Fork was increased from 60-70 cubic feet/second to 240 cubic feet/second. The Tacoma News Tribune: The black button on […]