Water conditions as of 9:00 am Thursday, 28, 2014. 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 2127.92, which is normal summer level. We expect to hold CDA Lake at or near summer level until after Labor Day.
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 2127.8, which is also normal summer level. We expect the water level at the bridge to stay about the same until after Labor Day. After Labor day the elevation at the bridge will decrease a small amount.
Spokane River below Post Falls
The flow in the Spokane River below Post Falls this morning is 630 cfs. The flow in the Spokane River at Spokane this morning is 990 cfs. We expect flows to stay the same through this weekend. On Tuesday after Labor Day, flows will be increased by about 400- 600 cfs to begin the slow fall drawdown of Coeur d'Alene lake.
Lake Spokane at the Long Lake Dam
The elevation of Lake Spokane this morning is 1535.7, which is normal summer level. Over the next week we expect the elevation of Lake Spokane to stay about the same. NOTE: Avista has drawn down NINE MILE Reservoir, ABOVE NINE MILE DAM, by about 3-5 feet to allow some work to be done. This will NOT affect the Lake Spokane (aka Long Lake) reservoir.
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