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Roosevelt headed to full pool by by July 4

Lake Rosevelt water level June 21, 2012. (Bureau of Reclamation)
Lake Rosevelt water level June 21, 2012. (Bureau of Reclamation)

RESERVOIRS — The level of Lake Roosevelt is about 1284 on June 22.

The lake is continuing to fill and spill is occurring over the drum gates at Grand Coulee Dam. The peak of the spring runoff is expected in the next two weeks. In addition, increased rainfall has resulted in high inflows into Lake Roosevelt. The predicted amount of rise in lake level is anticipated to be approximately 1 foot per day over the next week. The level of the lake is expected to be 1288 by June 30. The lake is expected to continue to rise .5-.75 feet per day, reaching the full pool elevation of 1290 on July 4.

Be cautious while recreating on Lake Roosevelt over the 4th of July holiday as the lake level will rise and a limited amount of beach will be available around the lake. Shoreline campers are advised to camp well away from the water’s edge.

For a daily lake level forecast call 1-800-824-4916. This forecast is updated at 3 p.m. each day.




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