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This Oct. 19, 2016, file photo shows the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Snake River dams projects may be delayed by appeal 

RIVERS -- Salmon advocates who favor dam removal are asking a judge to bar the federal government from making substantial investments to Snake River dams until a five-year review of the hydro system is complete. In a motion for injunctive relief, the National Wildlife Federation...

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A volunteer works with rafters to collect trash on Sept. 17, 2016, during the annual Spokane River Clean-up and Upriver Scrub. (Spokane River Forum)

Spokane River Clean-up nets tons of trash

RIVERS – Despite a cool, rainy day, 692 volunteers turned out for the annual Spokane River Clean-up on Sept. 17, the Lands Council reports. Crews were dispatched to the river in Spokane Valley, the University District, the downtown river gorge area, High Bridge Park, People's...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2016

Long Lake Dam on the Spokane River west of Spokane creates Lake Spokane.
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Lake Spokane drawdown begins this weekend

RESERVOIRS -- A drawdown of Lake Spokane will begin on Saturday, Oct. 1, in connection with construction for upgrading the spillway on Long Lake Dam to reduce dissolved oxygen that can harm downstream fish. The Spokane River reservoir will be gradually lowered about 3 feet,...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016

MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016

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Spokane River flows were reduced to a bare minimum 500 cfs in the last of August and early September 2016 as seen here at Barker Road "rapids." (Art Zack)

Spokane River flows improve from rock bottom

RIVERS -- If you're wondering why some people are concerned when the Spokane River sometimes is reduced to little more than a trickle in late August, these photos taken Saturday at Barker Road "rapids" offers a clue. "You could easily rock hop across and never...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 2016

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2004, file photo, two fly fishermen and an oarsman test their angling skills as they float down the Yellowstone River near Pine Creek, Mont., fishing access. Montana is closing a  183-mile stretch of the Yellowstone River to all recreational activities to prevent the spread of a parasite that is believed to have killed tens of thousands of fish, authorities said Friday. (Garrett Cheen / Associated Press)

Montana reopens stretches of Yellowstone River

WATERSPORTS -- Restrictions were lifted today on two sections of the Yellowstone River as environmental conditions have improved since the state of Montana closed 183 miles of the river and tributaries on Aug. 19. Fishing is still closed on some portions of the restricted area...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 6, 2016

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