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North Umpqua, Tributaries, Closed To Fishing Through November

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Most of the North Umpqua River and its tributaries are closed to fishing through the end of November. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says the closure is due to the low number of summer steelhead returning to the river.

"Initial counts of summer steelhead passing Winchester Dam are historically low at about 20 percent of average," the agency said in a press release.

The ban on fishing applies from the mouth of the river to the Soda Springs Dam east of Roseburg.

Chris Lehman has been reporting on Oregon issues since 2006. He joined the KLCC news department in December, 2018. Chris was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. His public broadcasting career includes stops in Louisiana and Illinois. Chris has filed for national programs including “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”
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