Efforts to control flooding threaten to create drawdown conditions at Lake Roosevelt, but boaters can still launch their craft at four different locations.
These include launches at Spring Canyon, Keller Ferry, Hunters, and Kettle Falls.
If drawdown estimates remain unchanged, however, both the Kettle Falls and Spring Canyon launch ramps will be inaccessible within just a couple weeks. Both Hunters and Keller Ferry will remain open until lake elevations drop below 1230 feet and 1229 feet, respectively.
For updates call (509) 633-9441.
Endangered caribou transplanted
Radio collars on 13 mountain caribou, transplanted March 18 from British Columbia to the mountains of Northeast Washington, indicate the animals have moved into the Shedroof Divide, from Grassy Top Mountain to Thunder Mountain.
The number of mountain caribou in the Selkirks of northeastern Washington, northern Idaho, and southern British Columbia is 73.
Salmon plan unveiled
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife last week unveiled plans to rebuild wild salmon runs.
The new plan calls for a strict limit on wild fish harvests as well as marking hatchery fish so they can be easily distinguished from wild ones. Also, there will be a ban on planting hatchery fish where they could have a significant impact on wild runs.
The proposed plan will be reviewed at 10 meetings scheduled across the state in April and May. Information: (360) 902-2255.
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