Water conditions as of 8:00 am Friday, November 21, 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 2124.52, which is about 3 feet 6 inches below normal maximum summer level. Avista has begun the annual drawdown of Coeur d'Alene Lake. We expect the elevation at the end of November to be at least 4 1/2 feet down from maximum summer level, or below 2123.5.
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 2124.1, which is also a little over 3 1/2 feet below normal summer level. We expect the water level at the bridge to slowly recede over the next month.
Spokane River below Post Falls
The flow in the Spokane River below Post Falls this morning is 1700 cfs. The flow in the Spokane River at Spokane this morning is 2100 cfs. We expect flows to increase early next week.
Lake Spokane at the Long Lake Dam
The elevation of Lake Spokane this morning is 1535.6, 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 12 feet to facilitate on-going construction there. This will NOT affect the Lake Spokane (aka Long Lake) reservoir. We expect the elevation of Nine Mile reservoir to increase early next week.
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