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Libby Dam recreation
Kootenai River and Lake Koocanusa condition update
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Libby Dam
July 28, 2010

Outflow from Libby Dam is 7,000 cubic feet per second (7 kcfs) and will remain at 7 kcfs through the rest of the August. Current release water temperature is in the mid-50s.

The current elevation of Koocanusa Reservoir is approximately 2,440 feet above sea level, which is approximately 19 feet from full pool. The projected elevation range for the summer is approximately 2,440 2,445 feet above sea level (about 19 14 feet from full pool), which will occur in early to mid-August. The current surface temperature on Koocanusa Reservoir is in the low to mid-60s, and is warming as summer weather continues. The floating platform at Souse Gulch is currently open. Please remember that boats are no longer permitted to dock at the platform due to safety concerns for people swimming in the area.

Come on out and enjoy the summer recreation opportunities! If you have questions or need additional information about daily tours, free picnic shelter reservations or no fee campsites. please contact Park Ranger, Alana Mesenbrink at the Libby Dam Visitor Center, (406) 293-5577.


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