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Stretch of river still closed to boating, swimming

Fri., May 15, 2009, 2:32 p.m.

The Spokane River between Plese Flats and the Nine Mile Dam remains closed to boaters and swimmers.

Earlier this month, logs and other large debris from spring runoff broke the safety cable upstream of the dam. On April 14, Spokane County Commissioners closed the four-mile section of the river to public use.

Avista officials said the safety cable can’t be repaired until water levels come down.

The boat launch at Plese Flats is currently closed to downstream traffic. Boaters who have launched further upstream can still use the location as a take-out spot.

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