Posted: Jul 11, 2012 2:31 PM by Dax VanFossen - KAJ News
Updated: Jul 11, 2012 2:32 PM
LIBBY- The water is finally slowing on the Kootenai River chain including Lake Koocanusa, which means the Libby Dam is spilling less water as well.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports Lake Koocanusa rose last week to a record level just shy of 2,460 feet.
The current level is just slightly below that mark, but the dam is now spilling less water. Last week the dam was spilling at a level of 48,000 cubic feet per second and as of Wednesday, they are spilling at 43,000 cubic feet per second.
Inflows are still expected to continue through next week as hot temperatures continue, however areas like Troy and Libby, downstream from the Libby Dam, should begin to see waters recede on the Kootenai River.