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WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011, 3:15 P.M.

High water closes Lake CdA boat access sites

LAKE ACCESS – The Blackwell Island public boat launch and others on Lake Coeur d’Alene will remain closed until the high water subsides, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced today.

“The launch facility is currently under 2 feet of water, with the lake level expected to rise another foot by Friday,” said BLM Park Ranger Glenn Bailey.

Other Coeur d'Alene Lake facilities affected by the high water conditions include BLM’s Windy Bay site, which is currently under about 18 inches of water. 

If the water comes up as high as expected, the walk-in access into Mica Bay Boater Park will be under water as well.

“These three sites are expected to have the greatest impact from the high water situation in the Coeur d'Alene Field Office area,” Bailey said.

Killarney Lake boat launch and Huckleberry Campground facilities may see some impacts as well.”

BLM officials say they will reassess the high water situation for the Coeur d’Alene Lake sites after June 1. 

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