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.
- Coeur d’Alene and Spokane River Basin are an EPA Region 10 Priority.
- Spokane River Cleanup Underway – article from Spokesmanreview.com – August 16, 2006.
- Starr Road Recreation Area Cleanup Begins in August (1 p. 42 KB .pdf) – July 2006
- Final Design Analysis Report: Executive Summary (PDF, 3pp. 979 KB)
- Entire Final Design Analysis Report (PDF, 182pp. 33 MB)
- Appendix 2: Final Washington Recreational Field Sampling Report (PDF 198 pp. 21.1 MB)
- EPA, Ecology to clean two Spokane River Recreation Areas (2 p 44 KB .pdf) March 2005
- Washington Department of Ecology (Website)
- Washington Department of Ecology Fact Sheet: Project Update 2007 (PDF)