Water Flow Information
Water conditions as of 7:00 AM Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Please be aware that water conditions can change drastically at any time depending upon weather and dam operations.
Coeur d'Alene Lake
The elevation of Coeur d'Alene Lake this morning is 2123.76, which is about 4 feet 3 inch below maximum summer level. Rain and warming temperatures will increase inflows in CDA Lake, so we expect the elevation to rise 2 to 3 feet over the next week. By the end of December, we expect the lake to be back down to about 2122.5, or 5 feet 6 inches down from summer maximum.
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 2123.82. We expect the level of the water above the dam to rise 2 to 3 feet over the next week and then start to go back down for the rest of the fall season.
Spokane River below Post Falls
The flow in the Spokane River below Post Falls this morning is about 3500 cfs. The flow in the Spokane River at Spokane this morning is about 4050 cfs. We expect the flows in the river to stay about the same the rest of this week.
Lake Spokane at the Long Lake Dam
The elevation of Lake Spokane at the Long Lake dam is 1535.25 which is at normal level. We are expecting the level of Lake Spokane to remain near this level through December.
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
- Long Lake Elevation
- Long Lake 3 Hour Inflow
- Little Falls Discharge
- 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