Spokane River

The primary body of water running through the most populous area of the county, the Spokane River has two tributaries - Latah (Hangman) Creek and Little Spokane. There is no debate as to the value and importance of the river to area, and even regional, residents.

A wealth of information is available about the Spokane River. We encourage you to explore these web pages to learn more.

Department of Ecology, Improving the Spokane River

The Department of Ecology, Improving the Spokane River is a comprehensive and useful web page which addresses river quality issues.  Another page explains the Spokane River basin rule regarding instream flow.

Spokane River Forum

The Spokane River Forum serves as a clearinghouse and information exchange for all things Spokane River.

Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force

The Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force (SRRTTF) leads efforts to find and reduce toxic compounds in the Spokane River. The goal of the task force is to develop a comprehensive plan to bring the Spokane River into compliance with water quality standards for PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). These pollutants exceed water quality standards in several segments of the river.