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Big haul to cause big delays Monday and Tuesday nights

The Wenatchee World Online

Date: 5/19/2017 6:02:00 PM

COULEE CITY — Transport of a giant electric transformer from Coulee City, along Banks Lake to Coulee Dam is expected to cause up to 90-minute traffic delays on Highway 155 Monday and Tuesday nights. The million-pound Bonneville Power Administration

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Phillips column: Warm weather in the forecast means good news for area fishing

Yakima Herald

Date: 5/17/2017 10:59:00 PM

Walleye are now starting to bite at the upper end of Banks Lake, at Moses Lake, and at Potholes Reservoir. There are lots of walleye in the Columbia River too, but this year the high water has made the fishing in the big river a bit more difficult

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Meetings and Notices

The Star

Date: 5/17/2017 12:17:00 PM

Jim Keene from the Port District and Banks Lake Golf Course will be the guest speaker. Okanogan County Democrats to Meet Okanogan County Democrats monthly meeting and dessert potluck will be held on Saturday, May 20, at 1:30 p.m. at the Brewster High

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Steinmetz memorial walleye tournament coming to Banks Lake

The Spokesman-Review

Date: 5/17/2017 8:15:00 AM

Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics

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Attention shifts to lake

Castanet

Date: 5/15/2017 11:46:00 AM

Attention is shifting to Okanagan Lake levels, as unstable weather remains in the forecast and considerable amounts of upper level snowpack have yet to melt. As of late Sunday afternoon, Okanagan Lake was measured at 342.65 metres, or 17 centimetres above

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• River: Upper Grand Coulee
• Length: 91 Miles
• Surface Area: 26,880 Acres
• Volume: 1,275,000 Acre Feet
• Average Depth: 46 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 177 feet
• Length: 27 Miles
Banks Lake is a man-made impoundment in a 27-mile portion of a natural coulee. Most of the 91 miles of shoreline are ringed with basalt cliffs and talus slopes. There are about 23 islands in the reservoir.

Banks Lake can be fished year-round and is a great vacation destination. Stretching almost 27 miles from Coulee City at the south to Electric City at the north, this large reservoir is very popular with anglers pursuing many species.

Banks Lake, part of the Columbia Basin Project, was created by building two rock-faced, earthfill dams at the north and south ends of the Ice-Age channel of the Columbia River, now known as Grand Coulee. The reservoir is 27 miles long with 27,000 water surface acres. Fishing opportunities for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, yellow perch, rainbow trout, walleye, kokanee, black crappie, bullhead, and whitefish. Developed camping facilities are also available. Call 1-800-452-5687. Wildlife area information.

PUBLIC ACCESS FACILITIES

There are 9 public access points to Banks Lake. The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) maintains 6 of these. In addition, there is access to Banks Lake at 1 city park, 1 state park and 1 privately-owned camping resort. Please see our boat ramp page for details on public access to Banks Lake, Washington - U.S.A.

ACCESSING WASHINGTON'S OUTDOORS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

See the Washington State Parks website for handicap access to Washington's outdoors.



This information courtesy of the
Recreation.gov - Banks Lake, WA Aug-22-2014
Washington Fish and Wildlife Department (WFWD) - Banks Lake, WA Aug-22-2014
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