For Immediate Release
Oct. 23, 2014
Lake Pend Oreille elevation at Hope: 2054.0 feet
Albeni Falls Dam inflow: ~17 kcfs
Albeni Falls Dam outflow: 27.5 kcfs
The current outflow from Albeni Falls Dam is 27.5 kcfs, 8 kcfs of which is being released over the spillways as repairs are made to the third generating unit. The generating unit is expected to come back online this evening, 23 October. When this occurs, estimated for 1900 PDT, the spillways will be closed and total outflow from the dam will increase to the new powerhouse capacity, approximately 29 kcfs. The plan into the weekend and next week is to continue to release powerhouse capacity, which will gradually decrease as the lake level drops. Expect the lake level to drop 3 to 6 inches per day in October. Outflow will be decreased.
Short term modeling forecasts are provided by the Northwest River Forecast Center. Their projections for Albeni Falls Dam inflow, outflow and the Lake Pend Oreille at the Hope gage can be found here:
Page 1 shows Lake Pend Oreille Elevation at the Hope gage through October.
Page 2 shows Albeni Falls Dam inflow through October.
Page 3 shows Albeni Falls Dam outflow through October.