Army Corps announces fall drawdown elevation targets for Lake Pend Oreille

Published Sept. 2, 2020

Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials have announced Lake Pend Oreille elevation targets for the upcoming fall draft at Albeni Falls Dam.

Winter drawdown is scheduled to commence on Sept. 20 and the fall 2020 elevation targets are to:

  • Hold summer pool elevation, 2,062-2,062.5 feet, through Sept. 20
  • Maintain 2,061 feet through Sept. 27
  • Target 2,060-2,061 feet by Sept. 30
  • Target 2,051-2,051.5 feet by Nov. 15

Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will provide further details on Albeni Falls Dam operations at a joint Corps and Lakes Commission public meeting in October.  Corps topics will cover current and upcoming operations, to include the fall draft; lake level coordination; weather forecasts; recreation information and a topical question-and-answer period.

Information about the upcoming public meeting will be announced as details are known.

The Corps operates Albeni Falls Dam as a multiple-purpose project, providing flood risk management, power generation, fish and wildlife conservation, navigation and recreation.

Scott Lawrence

Release no. 20-114