Gifford Ferry service to continue

The Inchelium-Gifford Ferry service will not be interrupted by the annual spring drawdown of Lake Roosevelt, according to the Colville Confederated Tribes.

The ferry had been scheduled to stop service during drawdown. But another consideration arose with flood damages and repairs to roads on the Colville Reservation. The decision to keep service on-going this year was made during a meeting with the Colville Business Council and federal officials.

At the meeting, it was determined that keeping lake elevations above 1232 feet will allow for uninterrupted ferry service.