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Monday, September 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Avista advises property owners, boaters of fluctuating water levels over holiday weekend

Avista's headquarters are seen on in 2017. About 12,000 customers in Coeur d’Alene were left without power briefly on Monday. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Avista's headquarters are seen on in 2017. About 12,000 customers in Coeur d’Alene were left without power briefly on Monday. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Avista is advising shoreline property owners and boaters that water levels in the Spokane River above Post Falls Dam and Lake Coeur d’Alene will fluctuate because of predicted rain over Memorial Day weekend.

Avista expects the water level above the Post Falls Dam to decrease over the weekend as the utility company opens the spillway gates to allow additional water to pass at the dam. Spillway gates typically close about June 22 to hold Lake Coeur d’Alene at a summer elevation level.

Lake and river users should be alert to signs of changes and exercise caution and safety, Avista stated in news release.

Customers can access water flow information at myavista.com/waterflow or on Avista’s 24-hour telephone information lines at (509) 495-8043 and (208) 769-1357.

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