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78U Snake River Seaplane Base
Lewiston, Idaho, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 12 SEPTEMBER 2019

Location

FAA Identifier: 78U
Lat/Long: 46-23-59.5790N 117-03-03.5680W
46-23.992983N 117-03.059467W
46.3998831,-117.0509911
(estimated)
Elevation: 735 ft. / 224 m (estimated)
Variation: 19E (1985)
From city: 1 mile SW of LEWISTON, ID
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -8 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 99403

Seaplane Base Operations

Seaplane Base use: Open to the public
Activation date: 05/1976
Control tower: no
ARTCC: SEATTLE CENTER
FSS: BOISE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: BOI (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: APR-OCT 0700-DUSK, NOV-MAR IREG IREG
Wind indicator: no
Segmented circle: no

Seaplane Base Communications

CTAF: 122.9
WX ASOS at LWS (2.1 nm SE): 135.575 (208-746-4185)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
MQGr258/7.6NEZ PERCE VOR/DME108.2020E
PUWr137/17.9PULLMAN VOR/DME109.0020E

Seaplane Base Services

Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway N/S

Dimensions: 3000 x 150 ft. / 914 x 46 m
Surface: water
Operational restrictions: WATERLANE LENGTH AND WIDTH VARIES.
RUNWAY N  RUNWAY S
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Obstructions: none150 ft. pline, marked, 3780 ft. from runway, 25:1 slope to clear

Seaplane Base Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
CITY-COUNTY ARPT/OCR DIV
WALLA WALLA, WA 99362
Phone 509-522-6704
Manager: HELLS GATE STATE PARK
5100 HELLS GATE RD
LEWISTON, ID 83501
Phone 208-799-5015

Seaplane Base Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: 10/year *
100% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 19 August 2016

Additional Remarks

PLINES CROSS SNAKE RIVER NORTH, SOUTH, ABOVE & BELOW LNDG AREA. BRIDGE ACROSS SNAKE RIVER N OF LNDG AREA.
LNDG AREA WITHIN LEWISTON-NEZ PERCE COUNTY ARPT TFC AREA; CTC LWS ATCT.
NO BEACHING GEAR OR MOORING BUOYS AVBL.
HEAVY BOAT TFC INVOF SEAPLANE BASE.
FOR CD CTC SEATTLE ARTCC AT 253-351-3694.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at 78U.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KLWS - Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport (2 nm SE)
KPUW - Pullman/Moscow Regional Airport (21 nm N)
KGIC - Idaho County Airport (47 nm SE)
KALW - Walla Walla Regional Airport (54 nm W)
KGEG - Spokane International Airport (76 nm N)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 15-Sep-2019
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:5712:57
Sunrise06:2713:27
Sunset19:0002:00
Evening civil twilight19:3002:30

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  15-Sep-2019 14:22:05
Local (UTC-7)  15-Sep-2019 07:22:05
 
METAR
KLWS 
2nm SE 
151356Z 14003KT 10SM CLR 13/07 A2977 RMK AO2 SLP076 T01280067
TAF
KLWS 
2nm SE 
151135Z 1512/1612 18004KT P6SM SKC FM152200 30015G22KT P6SM SCT100 FM160100 26006G12KT P6SM SCT080 FM160300 29005KT P6SM SCT250 FM160900 28006KT P6SM OVC100
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