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Fri., March 30, 2012, 11:51 a.m.

Lake Roosevelt levels continue to drop

Lake Roosevelt water level report on March 30, 2012. (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)
Lake Roosevelt water level report on March 30, 2012. (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

COLUMBIA RIVER -- The level of Lake Roosevelt was 1259.10 this morning, as it continues to drop about a foot a day, a trend likely to continue for the next week at least.

"With an increase in precipitation, the water supply forecast is increasing. As a result, the lake level is predicted to be approximately 1257 by March 31," the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation reports today, noting that Lake Roosevelt is now being operated for flood control.

Based on the current forecast it is now estimated that the flood control elevation for Lake Roosevelt at the end of April will be in the 1220-1225 range.

The official forecast will be available during the week of April 9 and the actual flood control elevation for the end of April will be set.

Click here
for more detail concerning the forecast for the Columbia River System.

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

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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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