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$415,000 in state funds will help Newman Lake water quality

Efforts to keep algae blooms from taking over Newman Lake took a big leap forward when the state Legislature approved $415,000 in the capital budget for the Newman Lake Flood …


Then and Now: Spokane’s rocky landscape

When Spokane city father James Glover arrived in 1874, science had yet to explain the rocky buttes and basins of Eastern Washington or the other varied landscapes of the Washington …


Spokane River conservationists, state officials settle lawsuit over polluted Latah Creek

A 2015 federal lawsuit filed by the nonprofit Spokane Riverkeeper organization has led to a 10-year cleanup plan for Latah Creek, one of the major tributaries into the Spokane River. …


Safety hazard in Wandermere Estates followed years of concerns about land erosion

As the ground shifted and the foundation cracked, a home in the upscale Wandermere Estates neighborhood seemed perilously close to sliding off its perch into the golf course below.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 9:17 p.m.

Boat wakes, illegal buoys on the Spokane River cause a splash that ripples all the way to Boise

There are more than 70 illegal, unpermitted buoys on the Spokane River from Lake Coeur d’Alene to the Post Falls Dam that homeowners have put out to try to slow …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

Water flowing over emergency spillway at tallest U.S. dam

Water started flowing over an emergency spillway at the nation’s tallest dam, on Lake Oroville, for the first time Saturday after erosion damaged the Northern California dam’s main spillway.


Concrete dolos help prevent riverbank erosion and restore fish habitat

Visitors to Wilbert Precast Inc.’s production building in northeast Spokane pause when they see several odd-shaped, large concrete objects sitting in a row in the company’s storage yard. “People are …


Project to stop erosion of Newman Lake shoreline complete

Large wakes from powerboats speeding down Newman Lake are pounding the shoreline, leading to severe erosion in some areas. At the Tyler home on the west side of the lake …


Ecology study: Erosion from farms pollutes rivers

Erosion on Eastern Washington wheat farms is polluting rivers and streams and needs to be slowed with better farming practices, according to state environmental regulators. The Department of Ecology studied …


Builders learn flow control

Smothered trout spawning beds, muddied lake water and bays filled with silt are evidence of a dirty secret behind North Idaho’s building boom: Erosion. A new class for developers and …


High Water And Landslides Shrinking Columbia River Landmark

Flooding in the Columbia River and landslides off the White Bluffs are combining to erode an island so rich in archeological treasures that it’s listed on the National Register of …


Panel Will Study Central Park, Glenrose Stormwater Problem

Flooded basements and streets are getting more common in parts of southeast Spokane, especially with the homebuilding boom near Browne Mountain. For example, Doug Kelley, who lives near one of …


Conservation Funds In Bill Before Senate

Idaho Sen. Larry Craig said two important conservation programs in Idaho have been funded in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill likely to be voted on in the Senate today. The bill …


Mudslides Tearing Up Clearwater

Massive mudslides triggered by heavy rains are tearing apart heavily logged watersheds all over the Clearwater National Forest. One slide is damming the Lochsa River, causing it to flow over …


Murky Floodwater Reaches Boise Fishing Temporarily Ruined As ‘94 Fire Area Has Unexpected Impact

Experts are astounded that chocolate brown water from a flash flood 55 miles upstream could flow through two reservoirs to reach the capital city. The sediment carried to Boise is …


Northwest Forests May Be On The Verge Of Disaster Experts Say Salvage Logging, Fires Could Repeat Boise River Slides Here

More than 400,000 tons of mud, trees and debris plugged the North Fork of the Boise River with torrential slides in late August. Culverts 18 inches wide grooved mountains. A …