BOISE, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation will begin gradually lowering the pool elevation of Lucky Peak Reservoir over the next two weeks to an elevation of 3,052 ft (3ft from full pool). Starting Aug. 14, the seasonal drawdown to the winter pool will begin. The lake will drop 1-3 feet a day until the winter pool elevation of approximately 2,945 feet is achieved by late September or early October, depending on future irrigation demand. As water levels decrease, recreators should be aware of boat ramp elevations as the drawdown will ultimately impact recreation.
Boaters should use caution when mooring vessels along the shoreline because they may become stranded as water levels recede, especially if anchored on or too close to the shore. Corps rangers advise lake users to be on the lookout for underwater hazards that become closer to the surface as the lake lowers, particularly in the Mores Creek area and near shorelines. For more information about Lucky Peak Dam and Lake, call 208-343-0671 or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LuckyPeakLake.
For real-time Boise River flows at Corps and Reclamation facilities, please visit https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/boipaytea.html.
Release no. 22-059