Agencies Seek Lake Pend Oreille Drawdown Scenarios To Aid Kokanee, Bull Trout

The spawning behavior of kokanee this year will dictate how fast and how far north Idaho’s Lake Pend Oreille will be drawn down.

Technical Management Team members on Wednesday agreed to an Albeni Falls Dam operational plan aimed at dropping the reservoir to its winter minimum control elevation of 2,051 feet by Nov. 15. TMT’s federal, state and tribal members discuss day-to-day federal Columbia/Snake river hydro system operations that might benefit fish listed under the Endangered Species Act.

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