The overall water supply forecasts for May to September increased slightly, mostly increasing streamflow forecasts for May and June. Due to continued dry basin conditions, coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on May 14, 2024 allowed EKI to begin refill of Flathead Lake with minimal impacts to flood risk. Under normal conditions flood risk management requires Flathead Lake being below 2890’ at the end of May.

SKQ project outflows and the Flathead Lake elevation are dependent on many variables including lake inflows, weather, the demand for electricity, and non-power constraints such as the downstream fishery and flood risk management needs.