Spokane River Cleanup

Spokane River Cleanup

 

The Spokane River flows from Coeur d’Alene Lake and is dammed at six locations above its terminus at Lake Roosevelt. The river bed primarily consists of coarse gravel and cobbles, and the floodplain and riparian zone are relatively narrow. Metals contamination is present in depositional areas within the river’s floodway. Priority depositional areas have been identified by the Washington Department of Ecology between the Washington-Idaho state line and Upriver Dam for environmental protection and upstream of Upriver Dam to the lake for human health protection.

 

 

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