Boaters beware bend way weirs in CF Delta

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning boaters on Lake Pend Oreille to be aware of new bendway weirs in the Clark Fork Delta.

A close-up of a bendway weir at the Clark Fork Delta. Photo courtesy U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Bendway weirs are similar to rock jetties, and installed this spring on the north side of Derr Island for bank stabilization as part of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Clark Fork Delta Island Building Project.

The new structures extend from the shoreline about 100-200 feet into the river channel.

Corps officials report that the bendway weirs will likely be submerged and difficult to spot once the lake level reaches 2,053-2,054 feet above sea level. As of April 21, the lake crested 2,054 feet.

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