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Water Resources Management Program for the Spokane River and Spokane Valley Rathdrum Prairie (SVRP) Aquifer (Spokane River WRMP) and amendment to WAC 173-555-010

This page is being maintained as an archive and will not be updated.

Previous Public Participation and Information

Thank you for your interest in this proposed instream flow rule for the Spokane River and Spokane Valley Aquifer.  Ecology has adopted the rule.  The documents are posted on the rulemaking web page:

Proposed Rule

The formal public comment period started on September 17, 2014 and ended at 5:00pm on November 7, 2014.  The public hearing was held on October 22, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Center Place Regional Event Center in the Spokane Valley.

Preliminary Draft

A public Open House was held on May 14, 2014 to provide information on the rule-making and discuss preliminary drafts of the rule and rule amendment.  Ecology received input on the proposal to develop an instream flow rule to protect the Spokane River.  This input was part of the pre-proposal rulemaking phase (CR-101), and was not part of any formal comment period.  Input received before the proposed rule language was filed with the Code Reviser's Office was addressed and where appropriate, incorporated into the Draft Rule.  Here are materials and the presentation from the Open House:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

For special accommodations or documents in an alternate format, call (509) 329-3546, 711 (relay service), or 877-833-6341 (TTY).  For more information see Ecology's ADA Accessibility page.


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