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Post Falls Boat Ramp to Close for Season
Annual closure begins Monday, Nov. 14, 2005

Spokane, Wash., November 7// -- The Q'emiln Park boat ramp on the Spokane River in Post Falls, Idaho, will be closed for the season beginning Monday, Nov. 14. The ramp, located upstream of Avista Utilities' Post Falls Hydroelectric Development, is typically closed each year in mid-November due to weather conditions and dropping water levels. The ramp will re-open in the late spring or early summer, depending on the amount of inflows into Lake Coeur d'Alene.

As a result of Avista's annual fall/winter drawdown of Lake Coeur d'Alene, Spokane River levels above the dam are currently four feet below summer elevation. Water levels may drop by as much as five additional feet by the end of January.

Avista has a 24-hour telephone information line that provides notification of anticipated elevation changes on Lake Coeur d'Alene, Lake Spokane and the Spokane River during the subsequent 24-hour and one-week periods. In Idaho, call (208) 769-1357; in Washington call (509) 495-8043.

Avista Corp. is an energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses. Avista Utilities is a company operating division that provides service to 330,000 electric and 305,000 natural gas customers in three western states. Avista's non-regulated subsidiaries include Avista Advantage and Avista Energy. Avista Corp.'s stock is traded under the ticker symbol "AVA." For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com.

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CONTACTS:

Hugh Imhof

509-495-4264

hugh.Imhof@avistacorp.com

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