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Avista wraps up rock relocation project at Monroe Street Dam
Huntington Park will be closed Oct. 2 to remove crane used for work

Spokane, Wash., Sept. 29, 2017: Avista has wrapped up the rock relocation project at its Monroe Street Dam, located in Huntington Park in downtown Spokane. The rock, which accumulated during spring runoff, was relocated downstream of the dam where it will function as trout spawning habitat in the Lower Spokane River. To ensure public safety while the crane is disassembled and removed, Huntington Park will be closed on Monday, Oct. 2. The park is expected to reopen to the public by the end of day on Oct. 2. Removing the rock buildup is necessary to prevent damage to the dam’s intake structure and from interfering with the generation of electricity for customers. About Avista Utilities Avista Utilities is involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy. We provide energy services and electricity to 379,000 customers and natural gas to 342,000 customers in a service territory that covers 30,000 square miles in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and parts of southern and eastern Oregon, with a population of 1.6 million. Avista Utilities is an operating division of Avista Corp. (NYSE: AVA). For more information, please visit

Mary Tyrie (509) 495-4470, Avista 24/7 Media Access (509) 495-4174