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Saltese Flats Wetland Restoration Project

Spokane County Utilities Division is working to restore wetlands at Saltese Flats. As part of the project, Utilities has purchased three parcels on the Flats, totaling 510 acres.  These three parcels make up the land area called "Option B" during the completed feasibility study.  We believe that restored wetlands in that area will provide benefits in several ways including:

  • Delaying runoff to recharge the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer to increase flow in the Spokane River during late summer months;
  • Restoring a diverse wildlife habitat area;
  • Providing a community resource for public access and education; and
  • Allowing for possible future application of Class A reclaimed water

The initial project includes the management of natural water flowing through the site.  At this time reclaimed water is not planned to be used for the restoration project, though additions of reclaimed water in the future are possible.

Anticipated Timeline (subject to change)

Complete final design  Spring 2016
Project bidding

Summer 2016

Construction and implementation

Begin late summer 2016

Additional Information:

For more information or to send comment or questions, please contact:

Ben Brattebo
Water Resources Specialist