Kootenai River

Tip of the week 

When flows go up to 27,000 cfs for Sturgeon flow augmentation, there is no technique.... The good news is the Kootenai will be in great shape and ready to fish in early June!!

Seven-day forecast 

. Outflow from Libby Dam will remain at full powerhouse capacity, approximately 26.5 kcfs, until Thursday, May 26. Flows will decrease over two hours from full powerhouse to 21.5 kcfs on Thursday, May 26 at 2200 MST. Friday, May 27 at 0100 MST flows will decrease from 21.5 kcfs to 20 kcfs. There will be another decrease from 20 kcfs to 17 kcfs on Sunday, May 29 at 2200 MST. Flows will continue to ramp down to the anticipated flat flow for this summer and the sturgeon volume is expected to be extinguished in mid-June.

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