Thanks to U.S. for low Kootenay Lake level

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To the Editor:

Betsy and I live beside Kootenay Lake. We too wish to express our appreciation for the water held back at Libby Dam. This water, if released, could have done additional damage in Bonners Ferry community and district in addition to our Kootenay region.

In addition to the thanks given in “International co-operation limits flood damage in Creston Valley”, our U.S. partners in this endeavor should be recognized.

Thank you to the elected municipal officers of Bonners Ferry and district, and the Idaho and Montana governors and senators who applied their influence with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to increase the pondage of Lake Koocanusa in our joint time of need.

Larry Brierley

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