WRIA 54 Water Quality Assessment
The purpose of the Water Quality assessment is to aid in further understanding water quality issues, implementing projects that directly affect water quality or gathering data (monitoring) to better understand surface water and/or groundwater issues in the Lower Spokane River watershed.
The objectives of the water quality assessment are identified in RCW 90.82.090.
Tetra Tech/KCM, the technical consultant, conducted a
supplemental water quality assessment to:
-Identify and document
water quality concerns
-Identify water quality concerns not documented in Phase 2
-Determine possible causes
-Develop preliminary recommendations for possible remedies
-Develop a water body inventory
-Document characteristic uses for major MRIA 54 water bodies
-Document where water quality standards are met, not met, and
-Prioritize water quality issues
-Draft a priority list, a water quality problem statement,
and determine monitoring options
With information provided by the supplemental water quality
assessment the WRIA 54 Planning Unit Water Quality Work Group
determined that the best use of remaining grant funds would be
development of Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs) for two water
quality monitoring projects.
WRIA 54 Water Quality
QAPP Development Scope of Work