The river flow will probably be between 1,800 and 2,000 cubic feet per second through the summer, said Lost Creek assistant operations manager Steve Watkins, of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the agency that regulates the river's flow from Lost Creek Lake.
"We were able to fill both reservoirs by the first of May, unlike last year," he
said."The rafters will see normal flows in the river and the lake users will see better lake conditions than last year." Watkins
said last year the Corps dipped into the reserve to sustain flows and drew the lakes down.
Although hydrologists haven't yet released the specific water flow plans for the summer, he said he doesn't anticipate dipping into reserves this year.
"This year at Lost Creek the boat ramps will be in service much longer than they were last year," he
said they try to maintain a healthy water temperature for fish.
"Our releases are primarily for the fisheries," he