Lake Pend Oreille Delta Gets Restoration Work

SANDPOINT, ID — The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has started a restoration project on the 640-acre Pack River Delta at Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho.

The agency along with Ducks Unlimited, Avista Corp. and other groups is installing logs and other structures to prevent the delta from eroding.

The goal is to redirect and slow the flow of the Pack River before it reaches the main part of the lake.

Work will also be done to increase the height and stability of a small network of disappearing islands that are used by waterfowl and other birds.

The $800,000 restoration project is being paid for with a North American Wetland Conservation Act grant awarded to Ducks Unlimited.