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TUESDAY, SEPT. 2, 2014

Lake Coeur d’Alene annual drawdown starts today

WATERSPORTS -- The annual fall drawdown of Lake Coeur d’Alene will begin today, Avista officials say. The lake will be gradually lowered about a foot from full pool elevation of 2,128 feet by Sept. 30. The drawdown will continue an additional 1.5 feet a month...

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

Post Falls Dam gates close; Spokane River flows drop

WATERSPORTS -- The Spokane River's flows have subsided enough for the spill gates at Post Falls Dam to be closed, Avista Utilities reports. That has allowed river recreation to open for the season starting today in the area between the Spokane Street Bridge and the...

TUESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2013

Lake Coeur d’Alene fall drawdown begins today

LAKES -- The slow annual fall drawdown of Lake Coeur d’Alene is beginning today. The lake level will be gradually lowered through Post Falls Dam about a foot by the end of September, giving property owners time to secure boats and docks for the winter...

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 was opened Wednesday to recreation between the Spokane Street Bridge and the boater safety cables...

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 an additional 1½ feet per month thereafter until reaching its winter level. Property...

Rich Landers

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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