Boat ramps at Saddle Dam Park, Cougar Park and Beaver Bay on Yale Reservoir are closed until further notice, according to power operator PacifiCorp. The ramp at Swift Camp will also be closed as of Sept. 8. Closure signs are posted at the affected recreation sites.
The ramp at Yale Park is open and provides boat access to the reservoir. Boat launches at Speelyai and Cresap on Lake Merwin reservoir are open.
Low snowpack and below average spring rains means water coming into the series of reservoirs managed by PacifiCorp is well below normal for this time of year.