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Spokane River at Post Falls Opens
Water levels allow spill gates at Post Falls Dam to be closed

 

Avista is advising Spokane River users that river recreation is now permitted in the area between the Spokane Street Bridge and the Post Falls Dam.   River volumes have dropped sufficiently to allow the spill gates at the dam to be closed. 

 

The City of Post Falls boat launch at Q’emiln Park is expected to be opened to the public today. Typically this occurs sometime between Memorial Day and the July 4 holiday. The median date for closing the gates is June 22; however the date has occurred as late as July 8 in 2008 and as early as May 22 in 2005.

 

Avista expects summer operation at the dam to continue through Labor Day, as long as weather conditions allow.  River users are cautioned that weather conditions can cause rapid changes in water levels. Please exercise caution when using the waterways.

 

For current information on Spokane River flows and Coeur d'Alene Lake elevation (includes anticipated changes in flow and elevation for the coming week) call 208-769-1357. For information on Spokane River flows and Lake Spokane elevation (includes anticipated changes in flow and elevation for the coming week) call 509-495-8043.

 

Links to weather and water flow information are available on the Avista Utilities web site at http://www.avistautilities.com/inside/resources/Pages/waterflow.aspx

 

 

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 our operating division that provides electric service to 356,000 customers and natural gas to 316,000 customers. Our service territory covers 30,000 square miles in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and parts of southern and eastern Oregon, with a population of 1.5 million. Avista’s primary, non-regulated subsidiary is Advantage IQ. Our stock is traded under the ticker symbol “AVA.” For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com.

 

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