Hundreds of people are enjoying the Spokane River on hot summer days. The sheriff’s office is taking action to assure people are wearing life jackets. The Spokesman Review reports.
The Forum worked with experts to create a lay person’s guide to understanding what’s at stake and the debate behind Idaho dischargers challenging the DO TMDL.
Volunteers rallied to remove thousands of pounds of dead carp from Lake Spokane. Forum staff reports with pictures and story.
The Post Falls City Council approved a resolution to file a lawsuit against the federal government over the Spokane River DO TMDL. The Hayden Area Regional Sewer Board is expected to join the suit.
The Post Falls City Council on Tuesday, July 6th will consider a resolution that affirms filing a lawsuit over phosphorus discharge permit regulations. The lawsuit stems from EPA’s acceptance of a DO TMDL that regulates phosphorus discharge in Washington. EPA, using modeling developed with Washington looking at wastewater treatment discharge impacts from Post Falls to Long Lake dam, expects to issue permits to Idaho dischargers within months.