15-070 Dworshak Dam discharge flows to fluctuate Thursday, Oct. 22

Published Oct. 20, 2015

AHSAHKA, Idaho – Water discharge from Dworshak Dam near Orofino, Idaho, will temporarily fluctuate on Thursday, Oct. 22, from about 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff performs a Unit 2 test.


Dworshak flows will increase and decrease between 1,500 cfs (cubic feet per second) and 2,800 cfs, causing the elevation stage in the Clearwater River to fluctuate no more than 1-foot per hour. Minimum operation discharge of 1,500 cfs will resume at about 5 p.m.


Corps officials advise boaters, anglers and other people using waterways both in Dworshak Reservoir and below the dam on the Clearwater River to be alert to changes in water elevation and volume of flow. Current water-management conditions can be viewed on the District website at www.nwd-wc.usace.army.mil/nww/rreports.htm.


Dworshak’s powerhouse has two 90,000-kilowatt and one 220,000-kilowatt generating units in operation, for a total capacity of 400,000 kilowatts. During fiscal year 2014, 1.74 billion kW hours of electrical power were produced by Dworshak Dam’s three generating units.

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Release no. 15-070