Water Flow Information
Water conditions as of Friday, December 4, 2020. 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 2123.11 which is about 4 feet 11 inches below maximum summer elevation. The level of the lake is expected to decrease some over the next few days. We are continuing our annual drawdown. Our target is for the lake to be 6.5 feet below maximum summer elevation or at about 2121.5 by the end of December.
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 2122.15.
Spokane River below Post Falls
The flow in the Spokane River below Post Falls this morning is about 2770 cfs, of which about 2620 cfs is flowing in the South Channel and about 150 cfs is flowing in the North Channel. The flow in the Spokane River at Spokane this morning is about 3300 cfs. The flows in the river will stay about the same for the rest of this week.
Lake Spokane at the Long Lake Dam
The elevation of Lake Spokane at the Long Lake dam is 1535.6, which is at autumn elevation. We expect the elevation of Lake Spokane to stay about the same until sometime in late 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
- Lake Spokane 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