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Libby Dam flow update
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Libby Dam
November 2, 2011

Outflow from Libby dam increased from 4 kcfs to 6 kcfs over two hours beginning November 1st. Total discharge will remain at 6.0 kcfs until Tuesday, November 8th. The low, stable outflows are intended to help facilitate river ecosystem habitat restoration work by the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho near Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

Current Koocanusa Reservoir elevation is 2448.3 feet.
Current Koocanusa Reservoir inflow is ~4 kcfs.
Current Libby Dam outflow is ~4.0 kcfs.

The Northwest River Forecast Center creates daily forecasts for short term projections throughout the Kootenai and Columbia River Basins. These forecasts can be updated multiple times in a day and can be updated at anytime as conditions change. Links to those projections can be found below:

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

Short term forecasts for Libby Dam releases can be found here:
http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/river/station/flowplot/flowplot.cgi?lid=KBDM8

Short term forecasts for Bonners Ferry can be found here:
http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/river/station/flowplot/flowplot.cgi?lid=BFEI1

Please note the National Weather Service's disclaimer on forecasts after 3 days.

All forecasts and model projections are based on the best information at the current time, as the weather changes so will the short and long-term predictions.


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