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Lake Roosevelt drawdown levels off as spring runoff poised to begin

Lake Roosevelt water levels, May 3, 2013. (U.S Bureau of Reclamation)
Lake Roosevelt water levels, May 3, 2013. (U.S Bureau of Reclamation)

BOATING — The level of Lake Roosevelt is at an elevation of about 1256 feet today, and it's expected to remain in the range of 1255.0 - 1258.5 for the next week.

The Bureau of Reclamation predicts the spring runoff to begin this weekend, and the weather forecast for a heat wave moving in seems to confirm that.

Until the runoff begins lake levels are expected remain fairly steady.

The drawdown is not nearly as severe as last year, as the chart shows.

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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