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Wed., April 11, 2012, 9:06 a.m.

Lake Roosevelt levels continue downward trend

Lake Roosevelt levels posted April 9, 2012. (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)
Lake Roosevelt levels posted April 9, 2012. (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

RESERVOIRS -- The level of Lake Roosevelt was about 1244 feet this morning and the Bureau of Reclamation says it will continue dropping at the rate of 1.3 - 1.5 foot per day through the rest of April.

The flood control elevation for April 30 is 1220.2

This is not a good prescription for the comeback of trout and kokanee populations that were flushed out of the Lake Roosevelt system by deep drawdowns lat year. We may be looking at another bad year for fish.

Precipitation increased dramatically during March. The inflow forecast for Lake Roosevelt is 108% of average and the Dalles forecast is 111% of average.

For a daily forecast call (800) 824-4916. This forecast is updated at 3 p.m. each day.

See the Roosevelt current lake level chart.

Check here for the minimum boat launch elevations to determine which are out of water.

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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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