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Dam relicensing improves management of flows, habitat, and fish

An agreement has been reached on the relicensing of two hydropower dams on the North Fork Skokomish River, known as the Cushman Dam Project. The agreement calls for City of Tacoma to pay for restoration projects to mitigate for the resulting fish blockages, decreased water flow, and habitat degradation. Improvements in the Skokomish River estuary have resulted in summer chum use of Skokomish River habitat.