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Watch where you camp: Lake Roosevelt levels rising, rivers drop

Lake Roosevelt water levels on May 23, 2013. (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)
Lake Roosevelt water levels on May 23, 2013. (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)


RIVERS — The level of Lake Roosevelt rose to an elevation of nearly 1,271 feet today and lake levels are expected to continue rising up to a foot a day over the next week into the 1,277 range by May 31.

Holiday weekend campers should prepare for water to rise along the lake shores.

Elsewhere in the region, the Coeur d'Alene and St. Joe rivers continue to drop after a short upward blip from the rain on Tuesday.

-- Get links to river flows in this region at The Spokesman-Review Outdoors topics page.

-- Get daily Lake Roosevelt level forecast by phone, updated daily at 3 p.m: (800) 824-4916.

-- Check out this NOAA site with Roosevelt levels and a list of boat launching elevations on the same page.

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