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Boater alert: Columbia River levels can change quickly

by Kimberlee Craig | Jul 03, 2017
Boaters, swimmers and paddlers should watch for changing water conditions on the Columbia River and Lake Chelan due to normal fluctuations in water levels to meet power demand, as temperatures increase and as runoff from snowmelt ends.

Chelan County PUD reminds boaters, swimmers and paddlers to be on the watch for changing water conditions on the Columbia River and Lake Chelan this summer due to normal fluctuations in water levels to meet power demand, as temperatures increase and as runoff from snowmelt ends.   

Boaters also are urged to keep an eye out for floating debris and to be alert to possible changes in water levels at launches and along the shoreline.

Information on Columbia River flow at Rocky Reach and Rock Island dams and the level of Lake Chelan is available in real time on our website at chelanpud.org along with water conditions at area boat launches.