Avista urges boaters to use extra caution on Spokane River   

Tags: Avista Utilities, Spokane River, Lake Coeur d'Alene, Safety, Weather

Spokane River near Post Falls

Weather conditions dictate unusual water levels

Post by Hugh Imhof
 
Avista is urging boaters to be extra careful when navigating the Spokane River above Post Falls this spring. Because of low snow pack in the watershed, the river may be at unusual levels until after the runoff is completed. 

Current water levels are between normal winter and summer seasonal elevations and the water is rising slowly. Boaters should be alert for shallow areas that can contain hidden obstacles such as rocks or wooden pilings.

The river and Coeur d’Alene Lake are expected to return to the normal summer level of 2,128 feet above sea level after the runoff is complete. Weather conditions will determine how quickly a return to summer elevation can occur.
 
 
Posted by  System Account  on  4/21/2010
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