Lake Pend Oreille/Pend Oreille River Lake Levels and Boat Accessibility - Waterfront Residential and Boaters
This questionnaire is designed to address boat accessibility and visitation in the months of July, Aug and Sept, but the value of recreation in our area goes far beyond boating. If you don't own a boat or waterfront property, but feel a 1 to 3 foot drop in lake elevation during the summer would impact scenic beauty, quality of life, or other forms of recreation, this questionnaire is still for you.
The full, normal “summer pool” level for Lake Pend Oreille is 2062.5 feet, but it fluctuates within a half-foot, so for purposes of this study we are establishing summer pool as 2062’. We are aware that the elevations on the Pend Oreille River differ from that measured at the Hope gauge, but since that is where the measurement is taken, please answer based on the elevations at Hope.
Thank you for taking the time to fill this out! We are under a bit of a time crunch and it only takes 2 minutes!