Emergency order closes stretch of River - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Emergency order closes stretch of River

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Tuesday, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to close a stretch of the Spokane River from Plese Flats to Nine Mile Falls Dam. 

Last weekend, the spring runoff and heavy debris destroyed the boat restraint cable that stretched across the river above the dam. 

The loss of the safety cable coupled with rising water levels significantly increases the danger to the public. 

The resolution orders the public to stay out of the river and not to..."intentionally enter, swim, drive or float, with or without a boat, raft, craft, or other floating device in or upon the water of the Spokane River as it flows within the unincorporated area of Spokane County between Plese Flats and Nine Mile Falls Dam."

The emergency order will remain in effect until further notice.

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