Monthly Archives: November 2011

Plan allows more lake fluctuation

By Becky Kramer
Spokesman Review

Lake Pend Oreille’s water levels will fluctuate by as much as 5 feet this winter, allowing federal agencies more flexibility in managing electricity generation throughout the Columbia River hydropower system.

The Bonneville Power Administration wanted more latitude in managing the water in Idaho’s largest lake so it can be strategically released to respond to periods of peak power demand, such as a regional cold snap. Read More


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