Walk the Basin
Map (Tour)
1-Pend Oreille
2-LSR Headwaters
3-Fish of the LSR
4-Mt. Spokane
5-LSR Tributaries
7-Scenic Corridor
8-City of Deer Park
11-Spokane Valley
12-Hangman Creek
13-Baseflows to LSR

Walk the Basin

A watershed is the area of land where all of the water that is under it or drains off of it goes into the same place. Watersheds come in all shapes and sizes. No matter where you are, you're in a watershed!

John Wesley Powell, scientist geographer, put it best when he said that a watershed is: "that area of land, a bounded hydrologic system, within which all living things are inextricably linked by their common water course and where, as humans settled, simple logic demanded that they become part of a community."

By beginning the virtual tour of the Spokane basin, you will be able to digitally navigate the Little Spokane River watershed from its headwaters to its confluence with the Spokane River. You will also navigate the Middle Spokane River watershed from the Washington-Idaho border westward to the confluence with Hangman Creek.

This will be a descriptive tour, showing you samples of the river and tributaries, natural resources, plants, animals, and history along the way. At any point along the journey you can choose to back up, or continue down the river.

Begin the tour here
Have fun exploring and try to keep dry!

Yes. I love the virtual tour! I 'd like to see more of the Spokane basin. Other virtual tours in the Spokane valley area include:

Virtual Field Trip: Geology of the Spokane Area
Virtual Tour of Historic Spokane
Contact: Reanette Boese, Spokane County Water Resources