Lake Roosevelt levels continue downward trend

Lake Roosevelt water level chart posted March 23, 2012. (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)
Lake Roosevelt water level chart posted March 23, 2012. (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

RESERVOIRS — The level of Lake Roosevelt was 1265.10 at 11 a.m.

The reservoir's elevation is expected to continue to decline over the next week. With an increase in precipitation, the water supply forecast appears to be increasing. As a result, the lake level is predicted to be approximately 1258 by March 31.

Lake Roosevelt is now being operated for flood control and is continuing to meet power demand, Hanford Reach flows and tailwater flows for chum below Bonneville Dam.

The March Water Forecast has the flood control elevations for Lake Roosevelt as follows:

  • March 31 – 1268.4 feet
  • April 15 – 1252.4 feet
  • April 30 – 1237.0 feet

For a forecast updated daily at 3 p.m., call (800) 824-4916.

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