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River rehab

Going with the flow: Andrew Martinez, 6, leans out from a footbridge and watches a crew of three men from EES Consulting net fish from a deep rocky pool in the Spokane River north channel in downtown Spokane Wednesday. EES is a contractor on the Avista Utilities project to install a series of concrete weirs, shaped and camouflaged to blend into the rocky landscape, that will reroute the flow pattern of water through river channels in downtown Spokane. The result will be a more natural flow through a series of pools and away from several man-made alterations to the river bed. The changes are part of the relicensing agreements for Avista’s dams on the Spokane River. (Jesse Tinsley)
Going with the flow: Andrew Martinez, 6, leans out from a footbridge and watches a crew of three men from EES Consulting net fish from a deep rocky pool in the Spokane River north channel in downtown Spokane Wednesday. EES is a contractor on the Avista Utilities project to install a series of concrete weirs, shaped and camouflaged to blend into the rocky landscape, that will reroute the flow pattern of water through river channels in downtown Spokane. The result will be a more natural flow through a series of pools and away from several man-made alterations to the river bed. The changes are part of the relicensing agreements for Avista’s dams on the Spokane River. (Jesse Tinsley)