September 22, 2020:
On October 1st, the Idaho Water Resource Board plans to increase flows out of Outlet Dam to a maximum 400 to 600 cfs each day (above and beyond lake inflows), in 200-300 cfs increments 2 or 3 times a day. The river flow may get up to 2700 cfs by October 5th and flows will gradually decrease as the recreation pool storage drains. Once the gates are clear of water, the flows will be uncontrolled. Lake level is expected to be close to GH 0.1 ft by November 1. Construction at the outlet and at the Thorofare will begin on November 1, though truck traffic and construction staging will begin sometime in October. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Douglas Jones, IDWR Northern Regional Manager, email@example.com.
May 29, 2020:
Please refer to the Bonner County Lakes Commission website for information on lake level operations this summer and drawdown in the fall. The Idaho Water Resources Board, owner of the control structure, has set October 1, 2020 for drawdown to begin. This date was established to enable rehabilitation construction to begin on the dam and Thorofare breakwater this fall.