SPOKANE-- First the Spokane River submerged part of the Centennial Trail, now it has crept on to Upriver Drive, forcing the street department to block access until the river drops. Flood stage for the Spokane River is 27 feet. As of 2:45 p.m. Monday it was at 27.59 feet. According to the National Weather Service, the river crested Sunday and is expected to continue to recede.
In North Idaho, the St. Joe River is running two feet over flood stage. Lake Coeur d'Alene is also above flood stage, but has started to drop.
The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department said that at approximately 12:30 PM the gauge for Coeur d’ Alene Lake showed a reading of 2132.98 feet. The reading put the lake below flood stage. With the lake below flood stage, the ordinance making Lake Coeur d’ Alene, The Spokane River and Fernan Lake a No Wake Zone is not longer in effect.
The St. Joe River at St. Maries was observed at 34.8 feet around 2 p.m. Monday. Flood stage for the St. Joe River is 32.5.