Safety tips and reminders from Chelan County PUD
information released, photo above courtesy of April Talley
Spring runoff has begun as temperatures rise into the 80s this weekend. If you’re headed to enjoy local waterways, remember to check river and lake conditions often, and abide by the “no trespassing” signs along Chelan River Gorge.
Snowpack in the Lake Chelan Basin is about 81 percent of average, according to Chelan PUD’s April 1 water supply forecast. Forecasts estimate about 18 feet of refill water remains in the snowpack, and there is about 7 feet of room in the lake. Any excess water will run through Lake Chelan Hydro Project for power generation or spilled into the Chelan River.