Will any of the Pipe be visible?
The project would require the destruction of approx. 1.5 miles of lake and Outlet channel bed, as a significant portion the 5 ft. diameter siphon pipe will be buried to a depth of around 7 feet, requiring excavation that will destroy the existing Kokanee and other fish species spawning beds, as well as posing a significant risk to other aquatic species due to the debris caused by the operation.
A portion of the pipe, out into the lake, would not be buried but raised off the lake floor by concrete pedestals about every twenty feet apart. This would potentially create not only problems for fishing but, if visible, would spoil one of the great aesthetic values of Priest Lake… the deep clarity of water.