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WDFW closing selected streams due to drought and heat


The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is working with the Washington Department of Ecology and other state agencies, the federal government, tribes and conservation groups to prepare for and respond to drought conditions and help minimize their effect on fish and wildlife.

This effort includes monitoring streams for low flows and increased water temperatures, both of which can inhibit the migration of juvenile and adult fish. In some cases, fish could be captured and moved to suitable habitat, where there are sufficient flows to continue migration.

State fishery managers are closing or restricting fishing on more than 30 rivers throughout Washington to help protect fish in...

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