Citizen Scientist Needed

Sean Visintainer - 12/11/17

Hangman Creek Sediment

Citizen Scientist Needed

For anyone that fishes below Hangman Creek on the Lower Spokane River you know that every time we get a major rain or snow melt event Hangman Creek quickly turns the Spokane River to chocolate milk. It is a major problem and a problem that will take many years and a lot of money to fix. Our friends at the Spokane Riverkeeper and Spokane Falls Trout Unlimited have identified a project that they would like help on from you, the public, to determine water clarity in the Spokane River.

Project Summary from Spokane Falls Trout Unlimited
Citizen scientists from Spokane Falls Trout Unlimited will monitor water clarity (turbidity) in the Spokane River and Hangman Creek. This data will be used to determine the intensity and duration of degraded water quality in Hangman Creek and its effect on the Spokane River.

For more info please check Spokane Falls Trout Unlimited website at:

Volunteer Orientation & Training

  • Date - Wednesday, December 13th - 6:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Where - Community Building Lobby - 35 W Main Street, Spokane
  • Contact - Jerry White (509) 464-7614

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