Stories for WRIA 35*

Middle Snake

 

Water Quality stories support the Water Quality Program's five Program activities. Some stories may fall under more than one category, and are listed accordingly.

 

NU CHEM Central Ferry: Unwanted Water Softener Waste - Garfield County
Consultants, company representatives, and local and state staff worked together to change a potentially problem water waste discharge to a product useful for controlling dust on dirt roads. This was done using existing equipment except for the purchase of a relatively inexpensive pump.
(Prevent and reduce point and stormwater pollution)

Pomeroy Wastewater Treatment Plant: Effluent Dissolved Oxygen Solution
The town of Pomeroy is required to maintain a minimum level of dissolved oxygen in their wastewater discharge. Unfortunately, the effluent dissolved-oxygen concentration was consistently lower than the permit limit. After reviewing the situation, an Ecology staffperson and the treatment plant operator came up with a cheap and reliable fix to the problem.
(Prevent and reduce point and stormwater pollution)

Transforming Watersheds: Couse Creek – Asotin County
Overview of the successful efforts to improve the water quality and fish habitat of Couse Creek in Asotin County.
(Provide excellent technical and financial assistance; Prevent and reduce point and stormwater pollution)

Transforming Watersheds: Deadman Creek - Garfield County
Successful efforts to improve the water quality and fish habitat of Deadman Creek in Garfield County.
(Provide excellent technical and financial assistance; Prevent and reduce point and stormwater pollution)

Transforming Watersheds - Middle Tucannon River - Columbia County
The Tucannon River, in Southeast Washington State, does not meet the state water quality standards for pH and temperature due to impacts from cattle grazing, and wheat and hay production in the area. To address these issues landowners, the Columbia Conservation District, Bonneville Power Administration, and other agencies worked together to develop the Tucannon Model Watershed. Their continued efforts are resulting in improved water quality and fish habitat.
(Clean-up water pollution

Transforming Watersheds: Upper Alpowa Creek - Garfield County
Successful efforts to improve the water quality and fish habitat of Upper Alpowa Creek in Garfield County.
(Provide excellent technical and financial assistance; Prevent and reduce point and stormwater pollution)

 

 

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* The Department of Ecology and other state resource agencies frequently use a system of "Watershed Resource Inventory Areas" or "WRIAs" to refer to the state's major watershed basins.

 

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Last updated June 2010