By Associated Press - Monday, August 10, 2015

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) - The National Park Service will close most rivers and streams in Olympic National Park to recreational fishing due to severe drought conditions.

KING-TV reports ( ) that as of Monday, no fishing will be allowed within the park. Officials say low later levels and high water temperatures are putting stress on salmon and trout in the area, prompting the closure.

Park spokeswoman Barb Maynes says the closure will likely last through the end of summer. Some high country lakes within the park remain open for fishing.


Information from: KING-TV,

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