The president of the Quinault Indian Nation says Lake Quinault has been closed to all nontribal uses, including fishing, swimming and boating. Fawn Sharp tells KBKW that the Quinault Business Council approved a June 4 resolution prohibiting swimming and boating on the lake.
She says it will be up to the council to decide whether the lake will be reopened to the public. Sharp says the closure decision was made, in her words, "after many years of disregard toward our resources, rights, regulations and policies." Tribal fishing is still allowed.
June 27, 2013/AP
IMAGE/Tom Harpel/Lake Quinault/2004