Water Monitoring

The Colville Confederated Tribes is one of the few tribal governments with water quality standards, and has over 20 years of water quality data. Measuring water quality against a set of standards helps prioritize restoration efforts and detect changes. Three technicians collect nutrients, bacteria stream flow and snow pack data from approximately 70 streams each year. Technicians also monitor safety of Owhi Lake and Twin Lakes Dams.
Current and Upcoming Projects
Summer 2014
Buffalo Creek restoration– culvert replacements, road drainage improvements, crossing stabilization and fencing to protect shoreline from cows and feral horses.
Omak Creek watershed– road drainage improvements, culvert replacement and road decommissioning to reduce pollution and improve water quality and habitat in Omak Creek