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Transforming Watersheds: Palouse River - Whitman County

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10-10-039July 2010
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Author(s) Water Quality Program
Description The Palouse River is the main artery of the great Palouse grasslands of eastern Washington. The Palouse region has been an economic engine for our state for well over a century. But recently it became clear the river needed help. It was failing state water quality standards for bacteria, temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, and a variety of different toxic chemicals, making it one of the more polluted water bodies in the state. In 2006, the Palouse-Rock Lake Conservation District responded by creating a riparian buffer program to help move farming off the banks. Using a variety of different funding sources they have initiated several river restoration projects. In the last three years, the conservation district has seen a difference in the river
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Keywords district, conservation, water quality, watershed
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