Several roads and campgrounds at three wildlife areas in Okanogan County have been closed due to flooding.
The closures are intended to protect the pulbic and prevent property loss, according to a Washington Department of Fisha nd Wildlife news release. Water levels will likely stay high for several weeks.
Closures or access restrictions went into effect Thursday at the following locations in the Sinlahekin, Methow, and Scotch Creek wildlife areas:
- Sinlahekin Road from Reflection Pond to Blue Lake.
- Fish Lake East, West and Southwest Campground.
- Sinlahekin Creek Campground.
- Southeast Forde Lake Campground.
- Reflection Pond Campground.
- Conners Lake Campground.
- Driscoll-Eyhott Island Unit (underwater).
- Bear Creek Campground No. 2 (also known as Lower Bear Creek).
- Cougar Lake Campground.
- Hess Lake Road.
- Similkameen-Chopaka Unit (mostly underwater)
WDFW Water Access Sites along the Okanogan, Methow and Chewuch rivers are also closed.
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