Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Marine Deputies responded to a reported tree blocking the Siletz River between Jack Morgan Park and Strome Park. Deputies located the obstruction at approximately river mile 16.5, a half mile above Strome Park. Deputies determined the tree is blocking the entire river making navigation impossible. Steep banks prevent portage around the obstruction.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Oregon State Marine Board to remove the tree. Until the tree is turned into firewood, the Siletz River is closed at river mile 16.5. Signs have been posted at Jack Morgan and Strome Parks to advise boaters. An updated release will follow when the river is back open.