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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 2014

Nine Mile Reservoir drawdown starts Friday

WATERSPORTS -- The water level of Nine Mile Reservoir will be lowered 3 to 6 feet starting Friday to accommodate work underway at Nine Mile Dam. Avista Utilities is replacing ...

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014

State, Avista join to stock trout in Lake Spokane

FISHING -- About 155,000 catchable-size rainbow trout are being stocked into Lake Spokane in the first season of a 10-year agreement between the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Avista ...

TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014

Lake Spokane water levels to drop tonight

BOATING -- Avista Utilities will start lowering the water level of Lake Spokane (Long Lake Reservoir) today by an additional one and one-half feet to facilitate work downstream of the company’s Long ...

THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2014

Lake Spokane drawdown to begin Monday

RESERVOIRS -- The annual drawdown of Lake Spokane, the Spokane River reservoir also known as Long Lake, is set to begin on Monday (Jan. 6), Avista Utilities announced today in a ...

TUESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2013

THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013

FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013

Boating facilities open early at Post Falls

BOATING – Below normal spring runoff has allowed Avista to stabilize Lake Coeur d’Alene at summer levels and expand boating opportunities about a week earlier than normal. The Spokane River ...

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6, 2013

Obama nominates REI’s CEO for Secretary of Interior

PUBLIC LANDS -- Sally Jewell, Recreational Equipment Inc. Chief Executive Sally Jewell is being nominated by President Obama to lead the Interior Department in his second term. Jewell, 56, has served as the Washington-state-based ...

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 2013

Avista begins drawdown of Lake Spokane

RIVERS – The annual drawdown of Lake Spokane, the Spokane River reservoir also known as Long Lake, has begun, Avista Utilities announced today in a media release. Starting today, operators ...

MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012

Spokane River access opens at Post Falls

BOATING -- The City of Post Falls boat launch and swim beach at Q’emiln Park has opened to the public Friday.  Avista officials said river flows had dropped sufficiently to allow ...

TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012

TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2011

Lake Spokane winter drawdown starts Friday

RESERVOIRS -- Avista Utilities will start to draw down the water level at Lake Spokane (Long Lake Reservoir) on Friday (Dec. 23).Operators expect to lower the reservoir up to a foot a ...

THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2011

Post Falls boat ramp closing for season on Monday

BOATING -- The Q’emiln Park boat launching ramp on the Spokane River in Post Falls will be closed for the season beginning Monday (Nov. 14). The ramp, situated upstream from Avista’s Post ...

FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2011

Lake Coeur d’Alene drawdown has begun

LAKES -- Avista began the annual fall drawdown of Lake Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday. The lake will be gradually lowered approximately a foot from full pool by the end of September, and ...

THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2011

Redband trout net-rescued at Spokane Falls

FISHING -- The Spokane River's struggling native redband trout are in the news for more reasons that one this week. As stream flows hit their seasonal lows in the Spokane ...

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19, 2011

Let it flow, let it flow, let it flow!

RIVERS -- The huge runoff from recent thaw has prompted Avista Utilities to open all of its spill gats at Post Falls Dam, the utility announced moments ago. In response ...

TUESDAY, NOV. 16, 2010

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