Is the water level of Lake Coeur d'Alene going to change?

Lake Coeur d'Alene is a natural lake with a restricted outlet. The Post Falls Dam located nine miles downstream of the outlet on the Spokane River does not affect the lake's outlet flow capacity.  During the spring and winter, when inflows exceed the natural outlet flow capacity the lake rises. When inflows are less than the natural outlet flow capacity, the lake level falls. 

Typically, Avista maintains the lake at summer elevation after runoff through the first part of September. Avista attempts to lower the lake 7.5 feet by the end of January each year. Depending upon the weather, Lake Coeur d'Alene is on free flow discharge from January until after runoff. The level reached (both low and high level) depends entirely upon precipitation and temperature.

For more information on water levels in Kootenai County visit the following sites:  

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1. Is a fee required to launch at Kootenai County Launches?
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3. Is a fee required for launching a kayak or canoe without a trailer?
4. How long can I park or moor at a Kootenai County facility?
5. Is the Idaho State Parks pass valid at Kootenai County Launches?
6. What is the process to request a change to a County Waterways Ordinance, request placement of buoys, or make other requests related to Kootenai County Waterways?
7. How do I obtain a permit for construction and installation of a private dock at my waterfront property?
8. Is a boater safety course required in Idaho?
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11. Is the water level of Lake Coeur d'Alene going to change?