Salmon Arm  

Closed to fishing

A low water level in the Shuwap region's Salmon River has prompted the B.C. government to stop all angling in Salmon Arm Bay.

Officials are hoping the action will protect chinook and coho salmon that are gathering to spawn at the confluence of Salmon River and Shuswap Lake.

The closure runs from the south and west of a line between Engineer's Point and Sunnybrae Point, and will be in effect from Sept. 3 to Dec. 31.

Dry weather and high temperatures this summer have resulted with low waters in the lake and a slow flow on the river, making it difficult for fish swim up-river to spawn, according to a government press release.

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