Water conditions as of 9:00 am Thursday, January 29, 2015. Please be aware that water conditions can change drastically at any time depending upon weather and dam operations.
Coeur d'Alene Lake
The elevation of Coeur d'Alene Lake this morning is 2125.6, which is about 2 feet 5 inches below normal maximum summer level. We expect the elevation of Coeur d'Alene lake to level off and then start to decrease over the next week.
Spokane River between Coeur d'Alene Lake and the Post Falls Bridge
The following information is concerning water levels between Coeur d'Alene Lake and the Post Falls Bridge. The present water level at the bridge is 2122.6, which is about 5 feet 4 inches below normal summer level. We expect the water level at the bridge to recede over the next week.
Spokane River below Post Falls
The flow in the Spokane River below Post Falls this morning is 8890 cfs. The flow in the Spokane River at Spokane this morning is 8700 cfs. We expect the flow in the Spokane River to stay about the same over the next week, depending upon precipitation and temperatures.
Lake Spokane at the Long Lake Dam
The elevation of Lake Spokane this morning is 1535.5, which is about 6 inches below maximum. Over the next week we expect the elevation of Lake Spokane to stay about the same. At this time it looks unlikely that Avista will be able to draw down Lake Spokane this winter.
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