Lakes Commission examines Priest Lake Thorofare

By Cameron Rasmusson
Reader Staff

Fans of the Priest Lake Thorofare may want to put Thursday, Sept. 17 on their calendars. The popular stretch of water for canoers and kayakers will be the centerpiece of a Lakes Commission meeting meeting, which will detail the future of the Thorofare for the public.

Starting at 9 a.m., the Lakes Commission meeting kicks off at the Beardmore Building, 119 Main Street, in Priest River. The Thorofare presentation is the first major item on the agenda and is presented by Fred Cox and Ken Haagman of the Save the Priest Lake Thorofare organization.

According to the organization website, the Thorofare is in danger from breaches and deterioration of the breakwater, causing sediment to block the entrance channel. Save the Priest Lake Thorofare seeks the realignment of the channel and the repairing or replacement of the Thorofare breakwater entrance.

Other items on the agenda include presentations on Priest Lake fishery research, aquatic invasive species, summer pool management at Outlet Dam and more. The meeting is expected to adjourn at 12 p.m.

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