- Associated Press - Thursday, January 30, 2014

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Oregon has no plans to follow California’s lead in closing dozens of streams to fishing because of shallow water levels.

California officials took action after the streams dipped below minimum flows, forcing already depressed native winter steelhead runs to migrate and spawn amid drought conditions.

Steve Mazur is the assistant Gold Beach District fish biologist for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. He tells the Mail Tribune (https://is.gd/UNdWIN ) that southern Oregon streams such as the Chetco River have run low for much of the winter, but there has been enough rain to keep water levels up and native steelhead moving.

___

Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide