Leavenworth Fish Hatchery Boat Launch closes for summer

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LEAVENWORTH- The Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery boat launch is closed for the summer starting today.

According to the agency, while hot weather sends people to find refuge in the river, low flows mean recreation can have a great impact on the wildlife.

The hatchery says it worries that those who float the river could disturb wild spawning Chinook salmon in Icicle Creek, and asks the public to choose a river with higher flow for August floats.