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Full Agenda for Lakes Commission Meeting April 6th

LAKE PEND OREILLE, PEND OREILLE RIVER, PRIEST LAKE, PRIEST RIVER COMMISSION (“LAKES COMMISSION”) HAS FULL AGENDA FOR PRIEST RIVER MEETING   By Ford Elsaesser, Chairman On behalf of the Lake Pend Oreille, Pend Oreille River, Priest Lake, Priest River Commission … Continue reading

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Columbia River Treaty – Canada agrees to negotiate.

The Columbia River Basin is so vast it can be difficult to grasp its extent and significance. It encompasses five U.S. States, one Canadian Province, 15 tribal reservations, and nine homelands of First Nations in Canada.  There are approx 450 dams … Continue reading

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What is that Red Stuff on the Water?

Don’t worry, it is not “red algae” and it is not an immediate threat to wildlife or water quality.  It is Eurasian watermilfoil, an aquatic invasive species.   If you have lived here for any length of time, you have likely heard … Continue reading

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LPO Fall Drawdown

The top foot of Lake Pend Oreille will begin its trek to the Columbia River Monday, September 18th.  From there, it won’t be lowered more than a foot before September 25th or the 4th weekend and will begin its full … Continue reading

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