The Spokane River Forum serves as a clearinghouse and information exchange for all things Spokane River.
The Forum is pleased to announce John Tracy, Ph.D., Director of the Idaho Water Resource Research Institute (IWRRI), will be the luncheon keynote on the second day of the conference. John will speak on “Creating the Relationship between Good Science and Informed Policy.”
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...
Planning for Rathdrum Prairie future water needs: ID advisory committee seeks input on water management planPosted on November 9th, 2010
An Advisory Committee appointed by the Idaho Water Resource Board is seeking citizen input for meeting future water needs, preventing conflict over water resources, and protecting the water quality of the aquifer. Evening of November 18th. CAMP news release.
WSU & U of I awarded NSF grant to assess impact of urbanization and climate on region’s water suppliesPosted on November 9th, 2010
Water researchers and social scientists across the region are embarking on a two-year sustainability study to contribute to a greater understanding of human influence on water resources within the Spokane - Coeur d'Alene Corridor (SCC) in eastern Washington and northern Idaho. WSU and U of I news release.
The Inlander has researched commercial entities sucking the most water out of the Rathdrum Prairie-Spokane Valley Aquifer. Many of the businesses on this list are back from last year's list, but there are a few changes. For some, water conservation practices are kicking in. The Inlander Reports
Spokane has been measuring the flow of water under the Monroe Street Bridge for over 100 years, and for over 100 years the level of that flow has been falling. What's it mean to the river's future? The Inlander reports.
Parched mountain snowpacks in the Inland Northwest rebounded during March, meaning the current snowpack should keep local rivers flowing at 85 to 100 percent of normal during the summer months. The Spokesman Review reports.
The Washington Department of Ecology will spend $250,000 to study whether Lake Pend Oreille could be tapped to provide water for better flows in the Spokane River. The Spokesman Review reports.
Professors from the University of Washington and San Diego State have applied for a National Science Foundation grant to work on Spokane River issues. The three-year grant would develop a model for public input and regional decision-making in the 2,400-square mile watershed. The model could become a prototype for resolving water disputes in other areas. The Spokesman Review reports.
The WSU-Coop. Extension Master Gardeners in Spokane will be offering specialty landscaping classes on four consecutive Saturdays starting Sept. 20