Lake Roosevelt near summer level for weekend

Lake Roosevelt water level report, March 29, 2013. (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)
Lake Roosevelt water level report, March 29, 2013. (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

BOATING — The level of Lake Roosevelt was at at the summer-like elevation of 1282.00  feet this morning, and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation expects the level to rise only slightly to1282.6 by Sunday.

The elevation likely will drop to about 1279.9 by April 10. Currently, Grand Coulee Dam is being operated to meet flood control elevations.

The current flood control elevations are as follows:

  • March 31 - 1282.6 feet
  • April 30 - 1265.1 feet

These elevations can and probably will change with the April water supply forecast scheduled for announcement the second week of April.

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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