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Fri., April 20, 2012, 1:03 p.m.

Lake Roosevelt levels continue dropping 1.5 feet a day

Lake Roosevelt levels April 20, 2012 (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)
Lake Roosevelt levels April 20, 2012 (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

RESERVOIRS -- The level of Lake Roosevelt was 1232.5 feet at noon today and will continue declining about 1.5 feet a day through the rest of the month to reach the flood control elevation of 1220.2. 

The plan could change, since there's still an above-average snowpack remaining in the upper Columbia River drainages.

 Inflows into Lake Roosevelt are expected to increase this week.

See the Roosevelt current lake level chart.

Spring Canyon and Seven Bays will be the ony sure bets for boat launching by Sunday.

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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