Newsroom Channel http://www.usbr.gov/newsroom Reclamation Newsroom Channel https://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=66083 Reclamation further reduces McKay Dam releases
PENDLETON, Ore.–While a flood watch remains in effect until Monday, May 20, updated weather forecasts have prompted the Bureau of Reclamation to decrease releases this morning to 100 cubic feet per second out of McKay Dam. <P> The Bureau of Reclamation, in coordination with the National Weather Service, will continue to closely monitor weather conditions; however, the forecasted amount of rainfall over the next several days has continued to decrease over the weekend. <P> "With the continued downgrade in the amount of forecasted rainfall, and the normal storage space available, we will begin refilling the reservoir with the incoming rainfall," said Sean Kimbrel, Umatilla Field Office manager. <P> McKay Reservoir is currently at 97% of normal capacity. Waters stored in the normal capacity are authorized to provide water supply for irrigation, and fish and wildlife purposes during the dry summer months; however, an additional 6,000 acre-feet of storage are available for flood control purposes. The additional 6,000 af of storage is not shown on Reclamation’s Hydromet site. <P> Be aware that weather forecasts can be uncertain and change over time. Releases may increase or decrease if forecasted precipitation amounts are different than predicted. <P> For real-time McKay Creek flow information from McKay Dam, visit <a href="https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/rtgraph.html?list=mcko%20q&daily=mcko%20qd">https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/rtgraph.html?list=mcko%20q&daily=mcko%20qd</a>. <P>
https://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=66072 Reclamation ramps down flows out of McKay Dam
PENDLETON, Ore. – Based on observed inflows overnight and updated weather forecasts, the Bureau of Reclamation will gradually decrease releases to 500 cubic feet per second out of McKay Dam by noon local time. <P> Significant rainfall in the Pendleton area is predicted to continue over the weekend and into the early week; therefore, the Bureau of Reclamation, in coordination with the National Weather Service, will continue to closely monitor weather conditions that inform the reservoir operations at McKay Dam and Reservoir. <P> On May 17, 2019, the releases of 1,200 cfs were implemented to capture anticipated high inflows to the reservoir overnight, and to create additional space in the reservoir in preparation for the continued pattern of significant rainfall that is forecasted through Tuesday. <P> “We remain committed to operating McKay Dam prudently to protect the public, and we’ll continue to communicate as predicted weather patterns affect the area,” said Sean Kimbrel, Umatilla Field Office manager. <P> Reclamation and local officials are advising the public to avoid the banks along McKay Creek. The water is cold and can be deep and fast in various locations. Additionally, changes in flows can compromise bank stability. A change in pressure associated with lower flows can allow banks that are in a weakened state to give way. <P> McKay Reservoir is currently at 97% of normal capacity. Waters stored in the normal capacity are authorized to provide water supply for irrigation, and fish and wildlife purposes during the dry summer months; however, an additional 6,000 acre-feet of storage are available for flood control purposes. The additional 6,000 af of storage is not shown on Reclamation’s Hydromet site. <P> Weather forecasts can be uncertain and change over time. Releases may increase or decrease if forecasted precipitation amounts are different than predicted. Reclamation and the National Weather Service will continue to closely monitor conditions during this rain event. The facility is operating as expected, and the dam is safe. <P> For real-time McKay Creek flow information from McKay Dam, visit <a href="https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/rtgraph.html?list=mcko%20q&daily=mcko%20qd">https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/rtgraph.html?list=mcko%20q&daily=mcko%20qd</a>. <P> <P>
https://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=66071 Reclamation increases flows out of McKay Dam
PENDLETON, Ore. – With the National Weather Service Flood Watch in effect for the Pendleton area and significant rainfall expected over the weekend, the Bureau of Reclamation, in coordination with the National Weather Service, is closely monitoring weather conditions that inform the reservoir operations at McKay Dam and Reservoir. <P> On May 16, 2019, the Bureau of Reclamation increased releases to 500 cubic feet per second out of McKay Dam. These releases were coordinated with the downstream community with the intent of creating more storage space to accommodate incoming flows and to manage flood risk. The facility is operating as expected, and the dam is safe. <P> Releases will increase throughout today to 1,200 cfs by 3:00 pm in an effort to save space in the reservoir. As additional precipitation enters the system, flows may need to be adjusted over the weekend. Reclamation will continue to work closely with Umatilla County and City of Pendleton as conditions develop over the next few days. <P> Reclamation officials are advising the public to be aware of the potential danger associated with McKay Creek flows. The water is cold and can be deep and fast in various locations. Extreme caution should be used near the river banks. <P> “We take our responsibility to safely operate our facility seriously, and are committed to remaining open and transparent,” said Umatilla Field Office Manager Sean Kimbrel. “We are in close coordination with Umatilla County, the City of Pendleton, and the National Weather Service.” McKay Reservoir is nearing a normal capacity of 65,500 acre-feet; however, an additional 6,000 af of storage is available for flood control purposes. The additional 6,000 af of storage is not shown on Reclamation’s Hydromet site. <P> Weather forecasts can be uncertain and change over time. Reclamation and the National Weather Service will continue to closely monitor conditions during this rain event. For real-time McKay Creek flow information from McKay Dam, visit <a href="https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/rtgraph.html?list=mcko%20q&daily=mcko%20qd">https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/rtgraph.html?list=mcko%20q&daily=mcko%20qd</a>. <P> <P>
https://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=66023 Reclamation hosting Jackson Lake Dam operations information meeting
HEYBURN, Idaho – The Bureau of Reclamation will host a meeting to present streamflow forecasts and projected reservoir operations for Jackson Lake Dam and other Snake River reservoirs on May 23. The meeting will be held at the 49er Inn conference room, 330 W. Pearl Street, Jackson, Wyoming at 5:30 p.m. <P> The meeting will focus primarily on the runoff forecast for the Snake River near Heise, Idaho, water supply outlook, river flow management and snowpack conditions. Currently, the runoff forecast is 107% of average, and the current storage in Jackson Lake is at 77% of capacity. The lake is expected to fill in June, with moderate demand for storage releases over the summer. <P> With the current snowpack, there may be potential for flooding along the Snake River in Teton County due to possible significant inflows from tributaries. The tributaries also may experience high flows and flood flows. Caution is advised in these areas during the snowmelt season. Flood operations are determined by a forecast coordinated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Reclamation for the Snake River above Heise. Flooding potential will be discussed in the meeting. <P> The meeting facility is accessible to people with disabilities. Contact Darrin Fredrickson at (208) 678-0461, ext. 17, TTY 711, to request sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired or other auxiliary aids. <P> Current river and reservoir data are available at <a href="https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/uppersnake/">https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/uppersnake/</a>. <P> For more information about Reclamation programs, please visit <a href="https://www.usbr.gov/pn/snakeriver/index.html">https://www.usbr.gov/pn/snakeriver/index.html</a>. <P> Jackson Lake Dam is located on the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park near Moran, Wyoming. The dam is part of the Minidoka Project and was originally constructed in 1911. Parts of the dam were later replaced in 1989 under the authority of Reclamation’s Safety of Dams Act. <P>
https://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=65943 Reclamation seeks comments on draft environmental assessment for recreational use at “Geezer Beach”
GRAND COULEE, Wash. – The Bureau of Reclamation proposes making changes to the recreational use of a portion of the Lake Roosevelt shoreline, including the area locally known as Geezer Beach. The purpose is to address safety concerns related to driving or parking vehicles on the shoreline or the reservoir within the Reclamation Zone adjacent to Grand Coulee Dam. <P> Over time, Reclamation has observed cars, trucks, and recreational vehicles parked on the reservoir banks, which is Reclamation-owned land, during drawdown. Driving and parking on the drawdown area can present a public safety risk because vehicles can become stuck, roll into the reservoir, or are abandoned. <P> Additionally, vehicle traffic on the drawdown area is not permitted on the rest of the Lake Roosevelt shoreline, in the Recreation or Reservation zones managed by the National Park Service and Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation or Spokane Tribe of Indians, respectively. Restricting vehicle traffic within the Reclamation-owned area would provide for the consistent management of the entire Lake Roosevelt shoreline. <P> In this draft EA, the proposed alternatives are as follows: <P> • Alternative A – No Action and current conditions associated with existing recreational uses in the Reclamation Zone and at Geezer Beach would continue. <P> • Alternative B – Reclamation would continue to allow fishing and other forms of recreation and allow public use of the boat ramp. Reclamation would restrict physical access to cars, trucks, all-terrain vehicles, and recreational vehicles in the Reclamation Zone to designated parking areas and would not allow driving or parking on the shoreline or drawdown. Concrete barriers, large boulders, or a combination of the two would be used to block access points and restrict traffic from entering onto the shoreline or drawdown area. Reclamation would install signage in areas that have been identified for designated parking. <P> • Alternative C – Reclamation would close the area within the Reclamation Zone, including the area known as Geezer Beach, to fishing and other forms of recreation. Concrete barriers, large boulders, or a combination of the two would be used to block access points and restrict traffic from entering onto the shoreline or drawdown area. Reclamation would install signage in areas that have been identified for designated parking. Additional signage would be installed along Marina Way noting the closure of the area to recreational use. <P> The draft EA is available at <a href="https://www.usbr.gov/pn/programs/ea/wash/geezerbeach/index.html">https://www.usbr.gov/pn/programs/ea/wash/geezerbeach/index.html</a>. <P> Please send written comments to Lon Ottosen, Natural Resource Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation, Grand Coulee Power Office, PO Box 620, Grand Coulee, WA 99133, or by email at lottosen@usbr.gov. Comments must be received no later than May 20, 2019. <P> For a printed copy of the draft EA, please contact Lynne Brougher, Public Affairs Officer, at lbrougher@usbr.gov. <P> <P>
https://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=65923 Reclamation announces Yakima basin water supply - May forecast
YAKIMA, Wash. – The Bureau of Reclamation’s May 2019 Total Water Supply Available forecast for the Yakima basin indicates the water supply will fully satisfy senior water rights. Junior water rights will receive an estimated 75% of their entitlements this irrigation season. The Yakima basin reservoir storage is currently 86% of average, and the snowpack is between 65% and 70% of average. <P> “The precipitation was robust in the first half of April with 15 inches falling by April 19. The month finished with a total of 15.9 inches, 115% of average,” said Chuck Garner, Yakima Project River Operations supervisor. Because longer term weather conditions can be unpredictable, Garner recommends water conservation always be a part of water usage in the Yakima basin. <P> Reclamation will provide water supply forecasts monthly through July. Specific water delivery levels will be determined later in the year after reservoir storage is released to meet demands. <P> The May forecast is based on flows, precipitation, snowpack and reservoir storage as of May 1, along with estimates of future precipitation and river flows. Other future weather conditions that determine the timing of the snowmelt and the demand for water also are critical in determining streamflows, prorations and the extent to which the reservoirs fill. <P> “We have seen alternately wet months and dry months this year. We are hoping May will be moderately wet and not too warm,” says Garner. <P> For more information, visit Reclamation’s website at <a href="https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/yakima">https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/yakima</a>. <P>
https://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=65912 Hungry Horse Dam Visitor Center summer schedule
HUNGRY HORSE, Mont. – The Bureau of Reclamation announces the opening of the Hungry Horse Dam Visitor Center for the 2019 summer season. <P> The visitor center will open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning May 12 through Sept. 28. Exhibits about the history of Hungry Horse Dam and its importance to the Federal Columbia River Power System are featured. <P> Hungry Horse Dam is located off Highway 2 in Hungry Horse, Montana. Directional signs located past the Hungry Horse/Glacier View Forest Service building indicate the road leading to the visitor center. From Highway 2, travel approximately 4.5 miles to the visitor center located at the north end of the dam's crest. <P> For more information, visit <a href="https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hungryhorse/index.html">https//www.usbr.gov/pn/hungryhorse/index.html</a> or call (406) 387-5241 x347. <P> <P>
https://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=65904 Reclamation releases record of decision for Kachess and Keechelus projects
YAKIMA, Wash. – The Bureau of Reclamation announced its decision to study in more detail a floating pumping plant that could provide access to the inactive storage in Kachess Reservoir in years of severe drought. <P> “Getting to this point represents a tremendous effort from a great team of partners and stakeholders in the Yakima basin,” said Pacific Northwest Regional Director Lorri Gray. “Reclamation looks forward to working with our partners as we move forward with further site-specific analysis of the Kachess Drought Relief Pumping Plant.” <P> If constructed, the Kachess Drought Relief Pumping Plant would improve the ability of water managers to respond and adapt to changing hydrology, contribute to the vitality of the regional economy, and enhance riverine environment. <P> Before finalizing its decision to move forward with a more detailed study, Reclamation evaluated several potential projects intended to improve water supply reliability in the Yakima River basin under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Kachess Drought Relief Pumping Plant and Keechelus Reservoir–to–Kachess Reservoir Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), released in March 2019, evaluated several alternatives to access the inactive storage water in the Kachess Reservoir. As described in the Record of Decision (ROD) for the FEIS, Reclamation has not approved implementation of any alternatives at this time but will develop a focused EIS to evaluate the site-specific effects of the floating pumping plant and other reasonable alternatives. <P> You may view the ROD or the FEIS at <a href="http://www.usbr.gov/pn/programs/eis/kdrpp/index.html">http://www.usbr.gov/pn/programs/eis/kdrpp/index.html</a> and <a href="https://www.usbr.gov/pn/programs/eis/kkc/index.html">https://www.usbr.gov/pn/programs/eis/kkc/index.html</a>. For additional information or to obtain a printed copy of the ROD, or a CD of the FEIS, please contact Ms. Candace McKinley at (509) 573-8193. Hearing impaired citizens may dial 711 to obtain a toll-free TTY relay. <P>
https://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=65903 Reclamation completes Minidoka boat ramp construction
HEYBURN, Idaho – The Bureau of Reclamation announced that the Minidoka boat ramp construction project, below Minidoka Dam, is completed and will re-open on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The ramp and the surrounding area will be open to the public, including all boater and angler traffic. The area has been under construction since October 2, 2018. <P> In addition to replacing the boat ramp, the work included an accessible walking path, a new telescope for wildlife viewing, and improving the parking area. <P> Minidoka Dam is part of the Minidoka Project and was constructed between 1904 and 1906. Minidoka Powerplant and Dam is a combined diversion, storage and power structure located south of Minidoka, Idaho. <P>
https://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=65623 Releases hit 2,750 cubic feet per second out of Reclamation’s McKay Dam
PENDLETON, Ore.—The Bureau of Reclamation is again increasing flood control releases out of McKay Dam. Outflows from the dam are currently 2,500 cfs and will be ramped up to 2,750 cfs at 2:00 p.m. PDT. Additional increases to flows are likely within the next 24–48 hours. The area is experiencing the largest inflows on record, and water managers are closely monitoring weather forecasts and are adjusting releases to balance inflows, rising reservoir levels, and downstream conditions while ensuring the integrity of the dam remains intact. <P> “The amount of water coming into this system is unprecedented,” said Sean Kimbrel, Umatilla Field Office manager. <P> Reclamation officials remain in close coordination with the Umatilla County Sheriff, Umatilla County officials, the City of Pendleton, and the National Weather Service. This interagency team meets regularly to receive updates on changing conditions and forecasts that inform timely and accurate decisions on operations. <P> “The number one priority of this interagency team during flood operations is life and safety. Our focus is to protect life and mitigate risks from this flood event,” Kimbrel added. <P> Reclamation officials are advising the public to be aware of the potential danger associated with McKay Creek flows, and to avoid McKay Creek and take necessary precautions. The water is cold and can be deep and fast in various locations. Residents are strongly urged to stay away from the creek banks because the extreme flows can compromise bank stability. <P> These flood control releases are designed to create space in the reservoir to accommodate additional predicted precipitation over the coming week. McKay Dam is functioning properly, and there are currently no concerns about dam safety. <P> Releases out of McKay Dam are subject to change based on the changing spring time weather conditions, and updated inflow forecasts for McKay Creek. <P> For real-time McKay Creek flow information from McKay Dam, visit <a href="https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/rtgraph.html?list=mcko%20q&daily=mcko%20qd">https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/rtgraph.html?list=mcko%20q&daily=mcko%20qd.</a> <P> Additional information can be found at the Umatilla County Emergency Management Office website at <a href="https://public.alertsense.com/SignUp/?regionid=1268">https://public.alertsense.com/SignUp/?regionid=1268</a>, and the City of Pendleton website at <a href="https://pendleton.or.us/">https://pendleton.or.us/</a>. <P> <P> <P>
https://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=65603 Reclamation increases releases from McKay Dam
PENDLETON, Ore.—The Bureau of Reclamation is increasing flood control releases out of McKay Dam. Outflows from the dam are currently 2,000 cfs and will be ramped up to 2,500 cfs at 8:00 a.m. PDT. The water in the system is still high, and more precipitation is expected. Flooding is probable in areas along McKay Creek with the increased releases. <P> The decision to increase releases was made in close coordination with the Umatilla County Sheriff, Umatilla County officials, the City of Pendleton, and the National Weather Service. This interagency team is successfully working together to help map out the way to ensure the safety of area residents. <P> Reclamation officials are advising the public adjacent to McKay Creek to be aware of the potential danger associated with McKay Creek flows, and to avoid McKay Creek and take necessary precautions. The water is cold and can be deep and fast in various locations. Extreme caution should be used near the river banks. <P> “We urge those affected by flooding to remain vigilant because these rain events continue to make conditions worse,” said Sean Kimbrel, Umatilla Field Office manager. <P> These flood control releases are designed to create space in the reservoir to accommodate possible future precipitation or other circumstances that could cause adjustments to the reservoir such as a continued pattern of wet weather conditions. <P> Releases out of McKay Dam are subject to change based on the changing spring time weather conditions, and updated inflow forecasts for McKay Creek. <P> For real-time McKay Creek flow information from McKay Dam, visit https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/rtgraph.html?list=mcko%20q&daily=mcko%20qd. <P> Additional information can be found at the Umatilla County Emergency Management Office website at https://public.alertsense.com/SignUp/?regionid=1268, and the City of Pendleton website at https://pendleton.or.us/. <P> <P>
https://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=65589 Reclamation continues to ramp up releases from McKay Dam
PENDLETON, Ore. – The Bureau of Reclamation will begin incrementally increasing flood control releases out of McKay Dam in response to updated weather forecasts from the National Weather Service. Conditions are wetter than average with this being the fifth largest runoff currently during April. Outflows from the dam will be ramped up according to the schedule below: <P> <ul> <li> At 2:00pm local time, releases will increase to 1,600 cubic feet per second,</li> <li> At 4:00pm local time, releases will increase to 1,800 cfs,</li> <li> At 6:00pm local time, releases are currently scheduled to increase to 2,000 cfs.</li> </ul> <P> These flood control releases are designed to create space in the reservoir to accommodate possible future precipitation or other circumstances that could cause adjustments to the reservoir such as a continued pattern of wet weather conditions. <P> Releases out of McKay Dam are subject to change based on the changing spring time weather conditions, and updated inflow forecasts for McKay Creek. <P> McKay Creek flows through the neighborhoods of southwest Pendleton, Ore. Minor flooding is expected to impact several homes and backyards that are adjacent to McKay Creek with the increase in releases. Reclamation officials are advising residents to be aware of the potential danger associated with McKay Creek flows, and to avoid McKay Creek and take necessary precautions. The water is cold and can be deep and fast in various locations. Extreme caution should be used near the river banks. <P> Reclamation remains in close coordination with the Umatilla County Sheriff, the City of Pendleton and the National Weather Service on any expected change in McKay Dam releases. <P> For real-time McKay Creek flow information from McKay Dam, visit https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/rtgraph.html?list=mcko%20q&daily=mcko%20qd. <P> Additional information can be found at the Umatilla County Emergency Management Office website at <a href="https://public.alertsense.com/SignUp/?regionid=1268">https://public.alertsense.com/SignUp/?regionid=1268</a>, and the City of Pendleton website at <a href="https://pendleton.or.us/">https://pendleton.or.us/</a>. <P> <P>
https://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=65586 Reclamation increases releases out of McKay Dam
PENDLETON, Ore. – This afternoon, April 11, 2019, the Bureau of Reclamation will be increasing operational releases out of McKay Dam by 250 cubic feet per second, to approximately 1,400 cfs into McKay Creek. Releases are currently expected to continue through Sunday, April 14, 2019. <P> McKay Creek flows through the neighborhoods of southwest Pendleton, Ore. Minor flooding is expected in the backyards that are along McKay Creek with the increase in operational releases. <P> Releases out of McKay Dam are subject to change based on the changing spring time weather conditions and updated inflow forecasts for McKay Creek. McKay Reservoir is nearing a normal capacity of 65,500 acre-feet; however, an additional 6,000 af of storage is available for flood purposes, which contains inflows that are currently higher than releases from McKay Dam. <P> Reclamation officials are advising the public to be aware of the potential danger associated with McKay Creek flows. The water is cold and can be deep and fast in various locations. Extreme caution should be used near the river banks. <P> For real-time McKay Creek flow information from McKay Dam, visit <a href="https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/rtgraph.html?list=mcko%20q&daily=mcko%20qd">https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/rtgraph.html?list=mcko%20q&daily=mcko%20qd</a>. <P> <P>
https://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=65444 Reclamation announces Yakima basin water supply - April forecast
YAKIMA, Wash. – The Bureau of Reclamation’s April 2019 Total Water Supply Available forecast for the Yakima basin indicates the water supply will fully satisfy senior water rights, while the junior water rights will receive an estimated 77 percent of their entitlements this irrigation season. <P> “March precipitation fell short of expectations and has reduced the water supply,” said Chuck Garner, Yakima Project River Operations supervisor. “The Yakima basin reservoir storage is currently 78 percent of average, and the snowpack is 75 percent of average.” <P> Reclamation will provide water supply forecasts monthly through July. Specific water delivery levels will be determined later in the year after reservoir storage is released to meet demands. <P> The April forecast is based on flows, precipitation, snowpack and reservoir storage as of April 1, along with estimates of future precipitation and river flows. Other future weather conditions that determine the timing of the snowmelt and the demand for water also are critical in determining streamflows, prorations and the extent to which the reservoirs fill. <P> “We have seen many years where April 1 conditions were below normal, but the basin water conditions improved in the spring,” says Garner. <P> Because longer term weather conditions can be unpredictable, Garner recommends water conservation always be a part of water usage in the Yakima basin. <P> For more information, visit Reclamation’s website at <a href="https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/yakima">https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/yakima</a>. <P> <P>
https://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=65283 Reclamation to re-open Scooteney Reservoir Campground
EPHRATA, Wash. – The Bureau of Reclamation will re-open Scooteney Reservoir Campground on April 12 for the 2019 camping season. <P> Scooteney Reservoir Recreation Area, which is located 36 miles south of Moses Lake on Highway 17, offers overnight camping for $15 per night for a campsite and an additional $5 for an extra vehicle at the site. The 36 standard campsites, with a picnic table and fire pit, are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no hookups at the campsites. Portable water, a dump station, and restrooms are located on the campground. <P> For more information about the campground, please contact Kenneth Hein at (509) 234-0527. <P> <P>