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September 17, 1997
Contact: Jeff Weathersby, (360) 902-2256
Tolt to close to game fishing
SEATTLE -- The Tolt River, from the mouth to the U.S. Geological Survey's
trolley cable near the confluence of its north and south forks, will close to all game
fishing at 12:01 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 21) through 11:59 p.m. Nov. 30, the Washington
Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today.
The river is being closed on an emergency basis to protect wild summer
steelhead. Recent surveys indicate the number of adult steelhead in the river is
significantly below normal.