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Lake Roosevelt levels geared to helping downstream chums

COLUMBIA RIVER -- The level of Lake Roosevelt was 1288.72 feet above sea level at 8:18 a.m. today.

The reservoir's elevation is expected to remain in the 1287-1288 range over the next week.  Lake Roosevelt currently is being operating for chum spawning in the lower Columbia River and for power, the Bureau of Reclamation reports.  Throughout the month of November lake levels are predicted to decrease as chum spawning continues.

For a daily forecast call (800) 824-4916. This forecast is updated at 3 p.m. each day.

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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