Document - Umpqua River Closure, Emergency Fire Closure Letter


I am writing in response to your Emergency Fire Closure, ORDER NO. 06·15·00-17-385, signed October 20th, 2017 with an end date of January 31st, 2018. Under 36 CFR § 261.52 (e), the order includes a complete closure for boating on the North Umpqua River from Soda Springs Dam to the National Forest Service Boundary. We believe this order is overly restrictive and not justified; it is unclear why the river is “closed to boating” but not other activities given that the north and south shore banks are open from Horseshoe Bend Raft Launch to Wright Creek Campground and the north bank is open from Wright Creek Campground to National Forest Service Boundary.


Letter regarding fire closure and request to reopen river.
Document author
Thomas O'Keefe
3537 NE 87th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: 425-417-9012

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Filename - Umpqua River Closure, Emergency Fire Closure Letter1634.pdf

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Associated Rivers

Umpqua, North OR