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Blackwell Island boat ramp reopens on Lake CdA

BOATING -- The Blackwell Island public boat launch was reopened Friday as water levels on Lake Coeur d’Alene continued to drop, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced.

Based on new stream flow predicitions, the launch facility should remain open for the season, said Kurt Pindel, BLM Outdoor recreation planner.

The launch was closed on May 27 after being inundated with 2 feet of water as runoff poured into the lake.

Other Lake Coeur d'Alene facilities affected by the high water included BLM’s Windy Bay site, Mica Bay Boater Park, Killarney Boat Launch and Huckleberry Campground.  Pindel said all sites have been reopened.

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