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Umatilla National Forest issues temporary road and trail closures


February 20, 2020

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The United States Forest Service (USFS) has temporarily closed several roads and trails in the Pomeroy Ranger District due to water damage from flooding on February 6. Part of the Tucannon Road that passes through the Wooten Wildlife Area is one of those roads. It is currently closed above the Hatchery turn-off. Access to Camp Wooten and several other state and federal campgrounds are also restricted, with only WDFW's campgrounds 1, 2, and 3 open right now and only four lakes that will be stocked and open to fishing; Blue Lake, Spring Lake, Rainbow Lake, and Deer Lake.

PENDLETON–The Umatilla National Forest has temporarily closed several roads and trails on the Pomeroy and Walla Walla Ranger Districts due to substantial damage caused by the flooding event on Feb. 6, 2020. Flood damage is widespread and until critical repairs can be completed, Forest staff have implemented road and trail closures in the areas that received the heaviest impacts. These areas i...

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