Ecology scientists focus studies on Hangman Creek pollution sources
From Washington Department of Ecology
Scientists from the Washington Department of Ecology are planning several studies to better understand potential sources of pollution to the Spokane River's largest tributary, Hangman Creek. Hangman Creek suffers from low oxygen, high nutrients and too much sediment in the water.
Millions of dollars are currently being invested to control pollution from urban areas and improve the Spokane River. By studying the creek, scientists will gain a better understanding of the pollution contribution it makes to the river and be able to make recommendations for improving the health of both.