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Lake Roosevelt trends to lower water levels

Lake Roosevelt water level, Aug. 10, 2012 (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)
Lake Roosevelt water level, Aug. 10, 2012 (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

BOATING -- The level of Lake Roosevelt was 1284.60 at 8 a.m. today and levels will continue to gradually drop over the next week, according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation at Grand Coulee Dam.

Predicted elevations by the end of next week are in the 1280-1281 range. (Full pool is 1290)

In order to meeting court ordered Biological Opinion targets and the Lake Roosevelt Incremental Storage target, the predicted elevation for August 31 is 1279.7. These are only predictions are subject to change with changing weather conditions, high power demand or other unforeseen power emergencies. 

Get daily lake level forecast by phone, updated daily at 3 p.m: (800) 824-4916.

Better yet, check out this new NOAA site with Roosevelt levels and a list of boat launching elevations on the same page.

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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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