Avista announced successfully completing a seven year process to relicense five hydroelectric projects on the Spokane River. The new license sets conditions for Avista operating these projects for the next 50 years. This post connects you to a Spokesman article, Avista press release and other resources about this watershed event.
In 2010, the Washington Department of Ecology is expected to begin a water right adjudication process for the Spokane area.
Idaho Department of Lands sent out a Notice of Public Hearing for proposed dredging at Blackwell Island. According to the application (see attached) “Some soils to be dredged contain total metal concentrations in excess of limits allowed for fish, wildlife, and aquatic habitat. …
The Spokane River will be closed from the Harvard Street Bridge to the Barker Road Bridge.
Rick Eichstaedt’s guest editorial in the Spokesman Review calls for more action on the Spokane River.