Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

April 17, 2006

Swift Power Canal opens to fishing

Action: Opens Swift Power Canal to fishing from the fishing pier upstream to access road at Swift Dam from April 29, 2006, to Aug. 13, 2006. CLOSED WATERS: downstream of the fishing pier and upstream of the access road at Swift Dam.

Effective dates: April 29, 2006, through Aug. 13, 2006.

Location: Swift Power Canal is located in Skamania County west of Swift Reservoir.

Reasons for action: An embankment at the power canal collapsed on April 21, 2002, and the fishery had to be closed. The necessary repairs and reconstruction have just been completed and the canal can be reopened to fishing. The area downstream of the fishing pier and upstream of the access road at Swift Dam remains closed to fishing.

Information Contact: John Weinheimer, District Fish Biologist, Inland Fish Program, 360-906-6746.