LURAY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Fishing is temporarily suspended in the Shenandoah National Park.

According to a release, this is due to low stream flows and high water temperatures.

The national park says this is being implemented to ensure the long-term health of fish populations within its boundaries.

The release says recent dry weather conditions have led to extremely low stream flows throughout the park, including some parts of waterways that have completely gone dry.

Under low-flow water conditions, high water temperatures can occur when the weather is hot, as it has been recently.

In these conditions, dissolved oxygen levels go down, which is stressful and may even be fatal for fish.

SNP says angling during these kinds of conditions could harm the native brook trout populations.

The release says the closure is for all streams including open-to-harvest and catch-and-release waters.

The closure will be lifted when conditions improve.

However, stream flows are expected to remain low until there is significant rainfall across the area.