Photo Documentation of Sediment Plume
Example photo from photo point at corner of Summit and Broadway
Volunteers will take photos (landscape format only please!) of the sediment plume from the corner of Summit and Broadway on the Centennial Trail during each monitoring run. Photos will be combined to visually show the impact of Hangman Creek on the Spokane River.
Results will be recorded on the datasheet included below. Make sure to note weather patterns or unusual results in the notes section.
Training and Reporting
Staff from the Spokane Riverkeeper will train volunteers virtually for the first time on December 14th from 7:00 – 8:00 PM via Google Meet. If you weren’t able to make it to the virtual training, we will do another in-person training session on Sunday, January 3rd, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at the 11th street bridge over Hangman Creek near High Bridge Park.
Please register for one or both training sessions as this is a requirement to participate in the study. If you have questions or need more information please contact [email protected].
Volunteers will report results back to the Spokane Riverkeeper weekly.
The safety of volunteers should take priority over any data collection. Please do not attempt to take water quality samples in slippery conditions, such as on ice or snow. Participants must have a waiver on file that is signed. See the form for online waiver
below. If you have not completed the form and digitally signed the waiver you cannot participate in the study. Sorry no exceptions.
Sampling water for clarity (turbidity) data
Volunteers would collect water samples, flow, turbidity and photo data at points along the Spokane River and Hangman Creek through the winter of 2020/2021 and into the summer of 2021.
1. Volunteers will collect turbidity/transparency data:
- Above confluence with Hangman Creek in the Spokane River at Sandifur Bridge
- Mouth of Hangman Creek at 11th Street Bridge
- Below the confluence of Hangman Creek and the Spokane River (near cemetery)
- In main stem of Spokane River at TJ Meenach Bridge
2. Volunteers will take a landscape photo at:
- North Summit Street and W. College – find the Green Zip Ties on the fence.
- Volunteers will gather data between December 1, 2020 and July 1st, 2021
- Monday and Friday every week
- Data would be written up and disseminated to interested parties and collected for Spokane River DO TMDL 10 year assessment input
Project Site Descriptions:
11th Street bridge: At the south end of High Bridge Park. I usually park at the west end of the bridge by the gate. This is the sample taken off the bridge.
Sandifur Bridge: Park in the People’s Park parking lot and walk down to the river if not too icy. I usually walk down to the river about 100 feet upstream of bridge
Riverside Memorial Cemetery: Drive into the Cemetery and stay right. The parking pull off is on the far western/southwestern corner of the cemetery. An old road leads down to the river.
TJ Meenach: Access the river at the TJ Meenach Parking lot on the northern side of the river and downstream (west) side of the bridge.