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August 3, 2020

To donors and interested parties,


We have had a lot of inquiries about progress on the "Save the Thorofare" rescue project and we are happy to report positive progress.  The managing entity, Idaho Department of Water Resources has...

February 14, 2020

Donors, supporters and interested parties,

Our Fall Thorofare update was merely reporting on the "permitting" phase of the project. It is referred to as the "quiet" phase because the only noise is the shuffling of papers while the engineered project seeks all of the per...

November 2, 2019


The "Idaho Water Resources Board" has approved the funding for the design.

You may recall from the last update that we were in the "permitting phase" which entailed obtaining permits from a long list of departments and organizations...

August 29, 2019

he Priest Lake Thorofare Dredging/Breakwater project permit review has been elevated to the USACE. A new comment period has been opened:

Public Notice Date: August 21, 2019

Expiration Date: September 20, 2019

Application No.: NWW-2018-00499

Applicant: Bonner County


May 23, 2019

This could be the last summer  update for progress on the "Save the Thorofare" Priest Lake community rescue project!  Updates after this, hopefully, will be reports on the actual construction of a new breakwater and channel.

The engineering and design phase is virt...

March 6, 2019

It's not easy to write a "Spring update" with most roofs loaded with a couple feet of snow and a shoreline with walk-able ice reaching about 1/3 across Kalispell Bay, but let's try.

Before the information regarding progress on the Thorofare preservation project, your...

January 21, 2019

January 2019  

Save the Thorofare Project update

Since our last update in mid October there has been a lot going for the Thorofare "rescue" but it has been the type of stuff that is mostly done at a desk and not tromping around with a shovel and tape measure.  I am going...

October 23, 2018

"Save the Thorofare" - Priest Lake Water Management Project - October 2018 update.

Phase 1 of the PLWMP ended July 1st  with the completion of the Summer long feasibility study, public outreach, Priest Lake community financial support and getting legislative f...

February 20, 2018

Senator Keough,

Priest Lake has a unique feature which we market nationally and brings over 30,000 visitors, guests, tourists and their children to Priest Lake annually...a navigatable waterway from civilization to the peace and calm of the North Idaho Wilderness.  Not...

February 12, 2018

Hello Shawn,

I would like to thank you for fighting for our hidden treasure. Having been at Priest Lake since I was born, 58 years now, I grew up calling it the little lake. Every summer myself and all the cousins waited for the day we would finally take a trip to the l...

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