Little Spokane residents must conserve - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Little Spokane residents must conserve

SPOKANE, Wash. - People who live along the Little Spokane River are being told to conserve water as rising temperatures are dropping the water to dangerous levels.

The state Department of Ecology says the river must contain enough water to protect fish and wildlife habitat, recreation and water users. In the past 30 years, stream flows have dropped below that point 19 times.

When the Little Spokane falls below the minimum flow, Ecology must notify junior water-right holders to stop irrigating their lawns and gardens with river water. The river on Tuesday was on the cusp of falling below the minimum flow.

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