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Articles with the Tag: Energy Keepers

Corps removes remaining lake level restrictions

News from Energy Keepers Inc. POLSON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers removed the remaining flood control restrictions on Flathead Lake Levels at the end of May clearing the way for the lake to reach full pool of 2,893 feet. Energy Keepers Inc. managers will continue with historically low outflo...

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approves another lake level variation

News from Robert Mc Donald, Energy Keepers Inc. POLSON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) approved another request from Energy Keepers, Inc (EKI) to deviate from the Flood Risk Management Plan by allowing for higher Flathead Lake levels on Memorial Day. This is the second deviation driven ...

Work underway on road leading to SKQ Dam powerhouse area

News from Energy Keepers Inc Roads leading to the Energy Keepers Inc powerhouse complex and recreational area will be congested this week and next due to road work crews. Road crews began storing equipment on the roads this afternoon and will begin work on the Vista Road and boat ramp access beginning W...

Energy Keepers post online ‘Range of Forecast’ graphic, will update weekly

News from Energy Keepers Inc POLSON – Energy Keepers Inc began posting a new graphic online last week that shows the possible lake level ranges this summer. The Range of Forecast graphic will be updated every Monday afternoon through the spring and summer on the Energy Keepers website and Facebook...

Flathead Lake intervenors commend Energy Keepers on recent lake-level updates Flathead Lake intervenors commend Energy Keepers on recent lake-level updates

By Lee Koch, NOSFL Media Representative BIGFORK — As an intervenor on behalf of Flathead Lake in Northwest Montana, the National Organization to Save Flathead Lake (NOSFL) recently commended Energy Keepers, Inc. (EKI), the operators of the Seli’š Ksanka Qlispe’ Dam in Polson, Mo...

SKQ Dam Overlook gates open for season

News from Energy Keepers Inc. POLSON – The gates to the SKQ Dam Overlook are now open. On April 15 the gates to the observatory trail opened in the morning and closed at sunset. Gate access will remain on this schedule until October 15.  The scenic walk has attracted school tours, local re...

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approves lake level variation U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approves lake level variation

News from Energy Keepers, Inc POLSON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) approved a request from Energy Keepers, Inc (EKI) to deviate from the Flood Risk Management plan by allowing for a higher spring lake level than usual. Typically, each spring, the water level is taken down to 2883&rsqu...

EKI hires communications director

News from Energy Keepers Inc. POLSON — Energy Keepers Inc has hired a communications director to focus on media relations, public relations, and wider communication efforts. Robert McDonald had worked as the Communications Director for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for 15 years be...

What’s to blame for too little water in Flathead Lake: climate or mismanagement?  What’s to blame for too little water in Flathead Lake: climate or mismanagement? 

RONAN — The amount of water flowing into Flathead Lake peaked both lower and earlier than normal this year, frustrating those accustomed to the lake’s reliably clean, clear water for recreation, irrigation and power generation through the summer.  The dam-managed lake at the headwaters of...

Frustration builds as Flathead Lake continues to drop Frustration builds as Flathead Lake continues to drop

News from Justin Franz, Montana Free Press FLATHEAD LAKE — Elected officials in northwest Montana are expressing frustration after the Bureau of Reclamation, which manages the many dams and reservoirs of the Columbia River Basin, rejected a plan to send water from the Hungry Horse Reservoir to rai...


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