The Priest Lake Outlet Dam, which was constructed in 1978, is owned by IDWR and operated by a contractor on behalf of IDWR.
August 2021: On October 1st, the Idaho Water Resource Board plans to increase flows from the Outlet Dam to a maximum of 400-600 cfs each day, in 200-300 cfs increments, two to three times a day. River flow may reach up to 2700 cfs by October 5th and flows will gradually decrease as storage water in the recreation pool 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 will resume at the outlet dam on November 1, however truck traffic and construction staging will begin sometime in October. For questions contact Douglas Jones, IDWR Northern Regional Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org