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Instream flow (the amount of water flowing past a point in the river at a given time) is a regulatory term people in the Coeur...
Volunteers rallied to remove thousands of pounds of dead carp from Lake Spokane. Forum staff reports with pictures and story.
At Long Lake, hundreds of dead carp are washing up on beaches, collecting under docks and creating a stink for residents living along the 24-mile reservoir.
As many as thirty docks in an especially scenic and ecologically important stretch of the Spokane River are proposed as part of the Coyote Rock development. The City of Spokane Valley and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife are approving permits for these docks one at a time. Washington Department of Ecology has a different view. Siding with the Spokane Riverkeeper and Trout Unlimited, Ecology filed a petition contesting the exemption for failing “to contain appropriate conditions to address cumulative effects arising from the reasonably foreseeable construction of similar docks in the area.” The Center for Justice reports.
The Spokane River Forum, Trout Unlimited, Spokane Flyfishers and Inland Empire Fly Fishing club have teamed up against fishing violations and poaching. About 25 volunteers from three area fishing clubs devoted the day to patrolling the river downstream from Monroe Street and upstream from Upriver Dam to look for illegal fishing activity. The Spokesman Review reports.
Despite two decades of catch-and-release regulations for anglers, red band trout populations continue to decline in the Spokane River. The Spokesman Review reports.
The Spokane Tribe of Indians is in the process of revising its Water Quality Standards and is seeking public comment. Changes to the Standards include the fish consumption rate, the water consumption rate, mixing zones provision and temperature. The deadline for submitting written comments is September 26th, 2008.