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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 get your feet wet," said Art Zack.

Click through the photos above to see the USGS Spokane River gage chart and the upswing in flows starting Tuesday when the annual gradual lowering of Lake Coeur d'Alene began.

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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