Hard to stay away from lowered Wanapum shoreline

Hard to stay away from lowered Wanapum shoreline

Hard to stay away from lowered Wanapum shoreline

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 9:35 AM

VANTAGE, Wash. (AP) -- Much of the Columbia River shoreline in Washington is open to the public. One big exception is the new shoreline exposed by lowering the reservoir behind the Wanapum Dam while the Grant County Public Utility District repairs a crack.

READ: Law enforcement patrolling Wanapum shorline
 
Sheriff's deputies and state Fish and Wildlife agents are enforcing the shoreline closure between the Wanapum and Rock Island dams -- a stretch generally between Vantage and Wenatchee.

WATCH: Diver finds crack in Wanapum Dam spillway

Other news outlets report the closure is necessary to protect archaeological sites from looting and to prevent visitors from getting stuck in the muck.
 
Two ancient skeletons exposed by low water have been found near Crescent Bar.

MORE: 2nd Set of human bones found behind Wanapum Dam
 
Officers are giving warnings but trespassers on the shoreline could be fined up to $1,000.

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