Toxic Chemicals and Heavy Metals in the Spokane River

A Public Guide

Meeting Spokane River Needs

Thousands of hours and millions of dollars each year are
spent on regulatory actions, studies, and on-the-ground
actions to address Spokane River issues. Some of the
most prominent include:

  • Aquifer use and protection.
  • Dam relicensing.
  • Enhancing and protecting fish and wildlife habitat.
  • Issuing permits to municipal and industrial facilities.
  • Cleaning up litter and hazardous waste.
  • Reducing persistent toxic chemicals and heavy metals.
  • Managing river flows.
  • Supporting recreational access.
  • Managing the shoreline.
  • Improving water quality.

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