The Little Spokane River is fed by a series of large and
small tributaries. These streams provide habitat and refuge
to the fish species in the basin.
A major tributary to the Little Spokane River, Dragoon
Creek drains about 113,000 acres in Stevens and Spokane
counties in eastern Washington. The stream originates in forested
hills in the northern part of the watershed, with the highest
point at 4,000 feet in elevation. The creek flows through
a broad, pastoral valley, joining the Little Spokane River
just south of the town of Chattaroy, Washington at 1638 feet
above sea level.
Instream flow studies were conducted on Otter,
Dragoon and Deadman Creek, as well as at three points on the
main stem of the Little Spokane River during Phase III of the Watershed Planning Process.