Spokane River Study
Photo by USGS
The Spokane River has been extensively impacted by urban activities and upstream mining efforts in the Coeur d'Alene drainage. The USGS, in cooperation with the Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE
), studied the biological communities in the Spokane River. Two of the six study sites were part of the USGS National Water Quality Assesment (NAWQA
) in the Northern Rockies (NROK
) study unit.