Water Flow Information
Water conditions as of Friday, September 17, 2021. 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 2127.01 which is about one foot below normal maximum summer elevation. Avista has begun our annual drawdown of Coeur d'ALene Lake. Target elevation for end of September is 2127.0 and for end of October is 2125.5.
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 bridge is 2126.8. The level of the water below the bridge will decrease slowly over the rest of the month.
Spokane River below Post Falls
The flow in the Spokane River below Post Falls this morning is about 1015 cfs, of which about 865 cfs is flowing in the South Channel and about 150 cfs is flowing in the North Channel. Flows should stay about the same over the next week. The flow in the Spokane River at Spokane this morning is about 1050 cfs. Flows at Spokane will increase a little over the next week.
Lake Spokane at the Long Lake Dam
The elevation of Lake Spokane at the Long Lake dam is 1535.8, which is normal summer level. We will continue to maintain Lake Spokane at summer level.
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
- Lake Roosevelt - Current month
- Columbia Basin Water Information
- 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