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Lake Roosevelt water levels holding steady into May

Lake Roosevelt water level trend as of April 10, 2015. (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)
Lake Roosevelt water level trend as of April 10, 2015. (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

BOATING -- The level of Lake Roosevelt is likely to remain pretty much as it is with no significant further drawdown required to handle runoff, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says.

The level was 1253.10 feet above sea level at 9 a.m. today, April 10, and the reservoir elevation is expected to remain in the range of 1252 -1255 until May 10, the agency that manages Grand Coulee Dam reports.

That's about 20 feet higher than the 2014 drawdown to handle spring runoff down the Columbia River.

Lake Roosevelt is currently being operated to meet power demand and to complete required maintenance at the dam.

The April – August Water Forecast is 82.5 percent of normal.

Lake level forecasts are updated by 3 p.m. each day. Call (800) 824-4916 for the updated 24-hour forecast.

Check out this post with a link to a NOAA site with Roosevelt levels, which includes a list of boat launching elevations on the same page.



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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