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Libby Dam

17877 Highway 37

Libby, Montana 59923-7828

Libby Dam Office (406) 293-7751 

Kootenai River Levels Recording (406) 293-3421

For Visitor Information contact the Visitor Center (406) 293-5577

 

 

Libby Dam

Libby Dam Project is a multi-purpose water resource development.  Its purposes are flood reduction, hydropower, recreation, and environmental stewardship. We recognize that our day to day activities in operating a facility such as Libby Dam have a direct impact on the environment. Our goal is to operate Libby Dam to minimize negative impacts on the environment through pollution prevention and mitigation, and we are committed to continual improvement.  Our commitment is to comply with environmental legislation, rules, and regulations. We encourage environmental stewardship at every level throughout the organization.

Flow Update

June 12, 2018

Current Koocanusa Reservoir elevation: 2435.6 feet
Current Koocanusa Reservoir inflow: ~30 kcfs
Current Libby Dam outflow: 20 kcfs
Current Kootenai River elevation at Bonners Ferry: 1755.8 feet

Libby Dam outflow will ramp down gradually through mid-June as the sturgeon pulse ends and Libby Dam transitions to summer flows. Outflow will decrease to 17 kcfs at 23:00 MDT Wednesday June 13th. Outflow will decrease to 15 kcfs at 23:00 MDT on Sunday June 17th.

Short term forecasts for Libby Dam elevations and inflow:
http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/river/station/flowplot/flowplot.cgi?lid=LYDM8

Short term forecasts for Libby Dam outflow:
http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/river/station/flowplot/flowplot.cgi?lid=KBDM8

Additionally, projected inflows and reservoir operations at Libby Dam through next summer can be found here:
http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/About/Offices/Engineering/HydraulicsandHydrology/OperationalProjections.aspx