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THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

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FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012

Lake Roosevelt water level report on March 30, 2012. (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

Lake Roosevelt levels continue to drop

COLUMBIA RIVER -- The level of Lake Roosevelt was 1259.10 this morning, as it continues to drop about a foot a day, a trend likely to continue for the next week at least. "With an increase in precipitation, the water supply forecast is increasing. As...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012


Lake Roosevelt lake level forecast. (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

Lake Roosevelt levels continue downward trend

RESERVOIRS -- The elevation of Lake Roosevelt is slowly going down into the 1268-1264 feet range. Lake Roosevelt is now being operated for flood control and is continuing to meet power demand, Hanford Reach flows and tailwater flows for chum below Bonneville Dam. The March...

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The Swedish team boat crewed by Benjamin Peterson and Philip Carlson races in the Star series of the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta on Biscayne Bay in Miami, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. More than 500 sailors from 44 countries are competing in the steppingstone to the Olympic Games. (J Carter / Associated Press)

Top 10 boat names in past year revealed

BOATING -- Wet Dream is out, Dream Weaver is in. Popular names for boats are changing with the times, according to the 22nd annual survey of the most popular boat names by Boat Owners Association of the United States. “A boat name reflects the life...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2012

BLM proposes fee increases at Lake CdA sites

BOATING – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is proposing recreation fee increase for sites around Lake Coeur d’Alene. Daily boat launch fees at Blackwell Island and Mineral Ridge would increase from $4 to $6 and season passes would increase from $30 to $40. Tent...

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MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2012

FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2012

Lake Roosevelt levels begin downward trend

BOATING -- The level of Lake Roosevelt was at elevation 1277.60 at 7 a.m. this mornining and headed for a slight downward trend next week to the 1276-1278 range. The reservoir behind Grand Coulee Dam currently is being operated for power demand, Hanford Reach flows...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012

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TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2011

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 Falls Hydroelectric Development, is closed each year in mid-November because of weather conditions...

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