By Lyndsie Kiebert
Lake Pend Oreille is projected to reach summer pool next week, according to data from the Northwest River Forecast Center.
Summer pool — or the level at which the lake sits throughout the recreational season — is between 2,062 and 2,062.5 feet. As of Wednesday afternoon, the lake was fast approaching 2,061 feet and current data estimated summer pool would be reached by June 14.
According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which manages Albeni Falls Dam, increased precipitation can quickly change those estimates. With rain expected over the weekend, summer pool may be arriving slightly faster than projections show.
Regardless, it appears the Army Corps intent to have the lake at summer pool by mid-June — which they shared with the public in April — should come to fruition.
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