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UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019

Then and Now: Millwright Frederick Post’s influence felt at Post Falls Dam

A key chapter in the history of Post Falls Dam begins with Frederick Post, a German immigrant who trained as a millwright and settled in Idaho in 1871.

Avista to drop Spokane River flow Monday

Avista will reduce flows in the Spokane River on Monday to accommodate construction activities related to the Sullivan Road West Bridge project. River flows will drop to 1,100 to 1,500 …

Water discharges from Post Falls Dam will drop

Spokane River flows from behind the Post Falls Dam will drop to the minimum of 500 cubic feet per second this weekend or early next week

Post Falls boat ramp closing for season Oct. 27

The Q’emiln Park boat launch ramp on the Spokane River in Post Falls will close for the season on Oct. 27.

Avista to fix Post Falls Dam’s south channel

The 108-year-old Post Falls Dam is undergoing renovations that will allow Avista utilities to respond faster to changing flows in the Spokane River. As part of the work, the original …

Meeting discusses work at Post Falls Dam

Avista Utilities will hold an informational meeting Tuesday about construction work at Post Falls Dam this summer and impacts on recreation.

Thaw runoff forces utility to level flows

The huge runoff from recent thaw prompted Avista Utilities to open all of its spill gates at Post Falls Dam on Wednesday The utility also canceled a planned drawdown of …

Spokane River closed in Post Falls area

Boating and swimming will remain prohibited in the Spokane River between the Spokane Street Bridge and the Post Falls Dam during the holiday weekend, Avista officials said today.

Man tossed from canoe found dead

A man whose body was recovered from the Spokane River shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday after he was tossed from a canoe near Post Falls was identified as Michael W. …

Avista to open Post Falls dam gates

Avista Corp. will open additional gates at the Post Falls Dam today after heavy rains have caused the water level on Coeur d’Alene Lake to rise. The utility won’t open …

Judge says dam caused some of lake’s woes

The Post Falls dam is partially to blame for the milfoil, the washed-away wetlands and the unearthing of prehistoric tribal artifacts in Lake Coeur d’Alene, according to a recent ruling …