Water conditions as of 7:00 AM Wednesday, December 7, 2016. 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 2125.25, which is about 2 feet 9 inches below maximum summer level. We expect the elevation of Coeur d'Alene Lake to decrease over the rest of the week. Avista will continue the slow Fall drawdown of the lake. Our goal is to have the lake near 2123.0 or about 5 feet down from maximum summer level by the end of December.
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 2123.49. We expect the elevation of the river above the dam to continue to decrease over the next week.
Spokane River below Post Falls
The flow in the Spokane River below Post Falls today is about 6350 cfs. The flow in the Spokane River at Spokane today is 6520 cfs. We expect the flow in the Spokane river below Post Falls to stay about the same over the next week.
Lake Spokane at the Long Lake Dam
The elevation of Lake Spokane today is 1535.77 which is at normal level. We expect Lake Spokane levels to stay about the same the rest of this week. If we are able to do a winter drawdown of Lake Spokane this year it will not occur until at least January.
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