Water

Water

We work to protect the surface beauty our water presents, as well as, flows in the Spokane River and the water quality in Spokane River, Lake Coeur d’Alene, Fernan Lake, Hayden Lake & our other waterways which have degraded due to elevated phosphorus levels, sediment and storm water pollution.

Recent Topics in Water:
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Tonight the Coeur d’Alene City Council is being asked to annex 172 acres of Blackwell Island, Lake Coeur d’Alene and the Spokane River and change the zoning to Commercial At 17 Units/Acre (C17). This request is made by the … (read more…)

Spokane River August 30, 10:30 a.m. – flows at 741 cubic feet per second. People’s Park – confluence of Hangman Creek and Spokane River.

Today river advocates are calling on their neighbors and Spokane City water managers to turn down the spigots, and turn off sprinklers. The Spokane River flows dropped below 850 cubic feet per second (cfs) – the state-mandated minimum flow – more than a week ago, and have been running at or … (read more…)

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Water is critical to all life on Earth. The beautiful rivers, lakes and clean drinking water are reasons many of us chose to make Northern Idaho home. Responsible planning and conservation of our water resources is essential as we move into a time of warming climates and growing populations. Idaho … (read more…)

Harmful algal bloom scum near the eastern boat ramp at Fernan Lake

Panhandle Health District (PHD) and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) have issued health advisories for the east side of Fernan Lake and the northern arm of Hayden Lake, near the Sportsman Access. PHD is urging the public to use caution when recreating in or near the water.
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Rebate program

Water is a precious resource. Did you know that outdoor water use, mostly lawn and garden watering can quadruple in the summer? Over-watering is the No.1 cause of wasted water in the summertime and the leading cause of plant disease and insect problems.

Kootenai Environmental Alliance (KEA) and … (read more…)

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