Water Flow Information
Water conditions as of Friday, January 14, 2022. Please be aware that water conditions can change drastically any time depending upon weather and dam operations.
Coeur d'Alene Lake
The elevation of Coeur d'Alene Lake this morning is 2122.42 which is about five feet seven inches below normal maximum summer elevation. Coeur d'Alene Lake is now at its natural winter level. The elevation will vary up or down depending upon weather.
Spokane River between Coeur d'Alene Lake and the Post Falls Bridge
The following information is concerning water levels between Coeur d'Alene Lake and the Post Falls bridge. The present water level at the Spokane Street Bridge is 2119.9. The level of the water below the bridge is expected to remain between 2119.0 and 2120.0 for the rest of the winter.
Spokane River below Post Falls
The flow in the Spokane River below Post Falls this morning is about 3750 cfs, of which about 3600 cfs is flowing in the South Channel and about 590 cfs is flowing in the North Channel. Flows are expected to decrease slightly over the next week. Annual maintenance on the turbine generators is currently taking place. The maintenance will continue until February 10. The flow in the Spokane River at Spokane this morning is about 4160 cfs. Flows at Spokane are expected to decrease over the next week.
Lake Spokane at the Long Lake Dam
The elevation of Lake Spokane at the Long Lake dam is 1528.9, which is about seven feet one inch below maximum summer level. Lake Spokane will be held about this elevation through next week before resuming the drawdown.
It is important to remember that water levels could change drastically due to a variety of factors such as weather or equipment problems at the Post Falls dam. So stay alert to signs of such changes and always exercise the highest level of personal caution when using the waterways. If you need any additional information, feel free to call (509) 495-4283.
Need more information? Check:
- Coeur d’Alene Lake Elevation
- Spokane River Flow at Spokane
- Spokane River Flow at Post Falls
- Spokane River Below 9 Mile Dam
- Lake Spokane Elevation
- Long Lake 3 Hour Inflow
- Little Falls Discharge
- Noxon Rapids Forebay
- Cabinet Gorge Forebay
- Lake Roosevelt - Current month or last month
- Forecasted streamflows
- Current temperature map for USA
- National Weather Service (NWS) weather forecasts for Spokane
- Washington State Storm Reports and Storm Forecasts
- SNOTEL Basin Report
- NOAA Northwest River Forecast Center
- SNOTEL Current Snow Water Level Percent of Normal
- Washington State weather forecast
- Washington Highway Pass Reports
- Seattle Office of the National Weather Service
- Spokane Office of the National Weather Service
- Idaho Office of the National Weather Service