- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) - The owners of a lodge along Paulina Lake in central Oregon have filed a lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, saying an agency-maintained fish screen triggered destructive flooding.

The Bulletin reports (http://is.gd/erWWBn ) that the owners of Paulina Lake Lodge are seeking $150,000 from the state agency, plus interest.

According to the lawsuit, fish screens at the lake froze and became clogged in February 2015, causing the lake to rise, flood and damage the lodge. Paulina Lake is located east of La Pine.

Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say they are surprised by the lawsuit and that they believe the lodge was damaged by a storm, not the agency’s actions.

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Information from: The Bulletin, http://www.bendbulletin.com

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