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A fishy predicament at Lake Roosevelt

National Park Service closes fishing stations while evaluating necessary changes

COULEE DAM—Workers at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area have been tasked with a smelly dilemma: what to do about the fish cleaning stations throughout the park?

Various fish cleaning stations have been closed due to several issues at Lake Roosevelt. Fish cleaning stations are located at boat launches at Fort Spokane, Spring Canyon, Evans and Kettle Falls and day-use areas at Porcupine Bay and Hunters.

“While evaluating and trying to repair the Fort Spokane fish cleaning station and associated septic system, it was discovered that the accumulated oil from the fish remains have coated the...


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