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Lake Roosevelt levels rising up to 2 feet a day

Lake Roosevelt levels May 4, 2012. (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)
Lake Roosevelt levels May 4, 2012. (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

RESERVOIRS -- The spring runoff continues to allow operators to raise the water level of Lake Roosevelt.

 Over the next week, the level is predicted to rise 0.2  to 1 foot a day, the Bureau of Reclamation says.

 Spill through the outlet tubes on the face of the dam is occurring intermittently to control the rate of rise in Lake Roosevelt. "There is a large quantity of snowpack to the north of Lake Roosevelt and we want to ensure we have enough room in the lake for what is to come," BuRec said in a release.

Daily lake level forecast by phone: (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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