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Outdoors blog archive for Aug. 19, 2011

FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2011

No Lake Wenatchee sockeye fishery this year

SALMON FISHING -- The return of sockeye salmon to Lake Wenatchee is not strong enough to allow a recreational fishery in the lake this year, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife just announced. Although more than 185,000 sockeye have passed Bonneville Dam this year,…

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Lake Roosevelt water levels trending down

COLUMBIA RIVER -- The level of Lake Roosevelt was 1286 feet this morning. High pool is 1290. For the next week, the level of Lake Roosevelt is anticipated to continuing dropping gradually, the Bureau of Reclamation reports. The predicted level of the lake by the…

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Project returns bluebirds to San Juan Islands

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A five-year project has succeeded in returning the Western bluebird to Washington’s San Juan Islands. The bird had historically inhabited the islands, but changing land use practices and a paucity of nesting sites meant the species had not nested there for over…

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