The Water Resources Department addresses the water quality and quantity issues within the District’s boundaries. We provide technical assistance, information and education, and we implement projects to protect, enhance, and maintain water resources in Spokane County.
We provide information for a variety of resource issues and concerns. Click on the links below to view fact sheets, brochures and other publications.
Healthy Livestock, Healthy Streams (view PDF)
Livestock are an integral part of the agricultural economy and a valued recreational asset. Utilizing some simple management practices can ensure healthy livestock and productive pastureland.
Streamside Living (view PDF)
The stream running through your land is part of a larger system known as a watershed. Every stream, tributary, or river has an associated watershed, and any activity that affects the water quality, water quantity, or movement in one location affects the water downstream. As a streamside landowner you have a particular responsibility to help maintain and improve the health of streams and streamside areas.
Save Our Shorelines! (view PDF)
If you own Spokane County shoreline you hold an important responsibility to protect and maintain one of the counties greatest resources… its shorelines! Naturalize your shoreline and enhance it with natural vegetation. Be creative – it’s your chance to make your lake healthier and to make your property a better fit to your lifestyle.
Spokane Smartscape - xeriscaping (view PDF)
Spokane Smartscape is a program designed to help you save water in your yard by providing information about low water use landscaping, also known as xeriscaping. Visit our Smartscape web site to learn how to Smartscape, for sample landscape designs, and for a list of recommended native plants.