CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
JULY 8, 2010
Dworshak Reservoir drawdown starts
Water levels began to be
lowered Tuesday at Dworshak Reservoir on the
The federal government – Army
Corps of Engineers (
The elevation change in the water pool thus far, should not result in more than a few feet of elevation during the first week of the water drawdown.
Typically, reservations for camping spots along the reservoir, drop off significantly once the pool drops about 20 feet below “full pool,” as it becomes difficult for campers to access mini-campsites from their boat tie-ups. The reservoir is often lowered as much as 80 feet between July 5 and mid-September.
According to Dworshak
Reservoir Association, “The affect on the reservoir level will depend on the
rain. How fast [the reservoir drops] depends on the weather and river water
temperatures.” The website goes on to say, “Outflow decisions are made based on
the current water temps at three key locations,