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Operations Update

A Monthly Report of Project Operations and Flathead Lake Levels- February 27, 2019
 
Se̓liš Ksanka Ql̓ispe̓ Hydroelectric Project Operation for Flathead Lake
Operations for Flathead Lake are normal for this time of year. The current lake elevation is 2884.6’.. Current inflows are approximately 4,600 cubic feet per second (cfs) and outflows are 8,600 (cfs). The current water supply forecast is 81% of normal for the water year. The current snowpack is  91% of normal. Temperatures for February were significantly below normal for the Flathead River Basin.  
 
The following is a table comparing EKI’s current outlook for outflow in cubic feet per second(cfs) and elevation(ft.) Percentile data range (1999-2016).
Month EKI Average Outflow Forecast Elevation Forecast (ft.)
February 8,462 2884.5’
March 6,000 2883.5’
April 6,000 2887.0’
EKI is a Tribally-owned corporation with which CSKT has delegated the authority and responsibility to manage, operate and maintain the (formerly Kerr) Se̓liš Ksanka Ql̓ispe̓ Project on behalf of CSKT.  Further questions and comments can be directed to:
Mariah Friedlander
Power Analyst, Energy Keepers Inc
information@energykeepersinc.com
 
     
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