The federally required and federally funded fish counting must be conducted consistently as salmon pass the dams. Certain WDFW employees who feed animals or perform other tasks critical to resource management will take alternate temporary layoff days.
Other upcoming 2010 temporary layoff days are Oct. 11 and Dec. 27. In 2011, temporary layoff dates are Jan. 28, Feb. 22, March 11, April 22 and June 10. Previous employee layoff days were July 12 and Aug. 6.
More information on state office closures associated with the temporary layoff is available at http://www.ofm.wa.gov/layoff/default.asp.