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Chapter 173-557 WAC
Water Resources Management Program (WRMP) for the Spokane River and Spokane Valley Rathdrum Prairie (SVRP) Aquifer and amendment to WAC 173-555-010

Resources for Rulemaking

Hydrologic Studies

Spokane River Temperature Profile, Barker Road to Plantes Ferry Park, Guy Gregory and John Covert, Ecology Publication 06-11-005, September 2005

Scientific Investigations Map 2095 – Campbell, A.M. Groundwater Levels in the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer, Spokane County, Washington and Bonner and Kootenai Counties, Idaho, September 2004

Gravity Acquisition and Depth to Basement Modeling of the Spokane Valley and Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer, Northeastern Washington and Northwestern Idaho, John S. Oldow and Kenneth F. Sprenke, Idaho Department of Water Resources, Washington State Department of Ecology, October 31, 2006

Ecology SVRPA Project Technical Memorandum: Data Report, 2005 “6 minute” Study, Spokane Valley Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer Area, Ecology Memorandum, December 13, 2005 (Background data available upon request.  Contact Guy Gregory at guy.gregory@ecy.wa.gov)

Streamflow Trends in the Spokane River and Tributaries, Spokane Valley/Rathdrum Prairie, Idaho and Washington, United States Geological Survey, Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5005

Compilation of Geologic, Hydrologic, and Ground-Water Flow Modeling Information for the Spokane Valley—Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer, Spokane County, Washington, and Bonner and Kootenai Counties, Idaho, United States Geological Survey, Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5227

  • Plate 1 - Ground- and surface-water measurement sites, Spokane Valley–Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer
  • Plate 2 - Simplified surficial geology, generalized hydrogeologic sections, and surface geophysical transects, Spokane Valley–Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer

Assessment of Areal Recharge to the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer, Spokane County, Washington, and Bonner and Kootenai Counties, United States Geological Survey, Scientific Investigations Report 2007–5038

Hydrogeologic Framework and Ground-Water Budget of the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer, Spokane County, Washington, and Bonner and Kootenai Counties, United States Geological Survey, Scientific Investigations Report 2007–5041

  • Plate 1 - Location and hydrogeologic unit of project wells in the Spokane Valley–Rathdrum Prairie aquifer study area
  • Plate 2 - Map and hydrogeologic sections showing location of wells, surficial geology, and hydrogeologic units

Ground-Water Flow Model for the Spokane valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer, Spokane County, Washington, and Bonner and Kootenai Counties, Idaho, United States Geological Survey, Scientific Investigations Report 2007–5044

Watershed Management Plan Water Resource Inventory Area 55 - Little Spokane River & Water Resource Inventory Area 57 - Middle Spokane River, Prepared by: Little Spokane River and Middle Spokane River Planning Unit, Lead Agency Spokane County. June 2005, Adopted January 31, 2006

Instream Flow Recommendations Memorandum for WRIA Planning Units 54 and 55/57, WRIA 54/57 Spokane River Instream Flow Workgroup Memorandum, June 9, 2008

Surface-Water/Ground-Water Interaction of the Spokane River and the Spokane Valley/Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer, Idaho and Washington, United States Geological Survey, Water Resources Investigations Report 03-4239U

Fish Studies

Spokane River Minimum Instream Flow Recommendations - Rusty Post, Ecology Watershed Planning  August 1, 2012

2012 Instream Flow Recommendations for the Spokane River - Hal Beecher, WDFW Instream Flow Biologist  May 31, 2012

Instream Flow and Fish Habitat Assessment, FERC Project No. 2545, Avista Corporation, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants and Hardin-Davis, Inc, June 2004

Rainbow Trout Spawning Survey, Spokane River Hydroelectric Project, FERC Project No. 2545, Parametrix, October 2003

Final Technical Report, Spokane River Instream Flow Studies, EES Consulting, May 2007

Lower Spokane River Redband Trout Spawning Habitat: Monroe Street Dam to Nine Mile Dam Pool, Spokane River Hydroelectric Project, FERC Project No. 2545, Dr. R. Craig Addley and Mr. N. Phil Peterson, February 2011

 

Photo of a Spokane River

ADDITIONAL RULE INFORMATION

CONTACTS

Ann Wessel – Rule writer
Ecology-WRP
1440 10th St, Ste 102
Bellingham, WA
360-715-5215
ann.wessel@ecy.wa.gov
FAX: 360-715-5225

Keith Stoffel – Water Resources
Ecology- ERO
4601 N Monroe
Spokane, WA
509-329-3464
keith.stoffel@ecy.wa.gov
FAX: 509-329-3529

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RELATED LINKS

Understanding Washington Water Law

Instream Flows In Washington
Focus on Spokane River Instream Flow

Focus on Water Availability
Lower Spokane Watershed, WRIA 54
Little Spokane Watershed, WRIA 55
Hangman Watershed, WRIA 56
Middle Spokane Watershed, WRIA 57

Watershed Information
WRIA 54 - Lower Spokane
WRIA 55 - Little Spokane
WRIA 56 - Hangman
WRIA 57 - Middle Spokane