Friday, July 1, 2011

Understanding Our Water Resources

Water is vital to the needs of growing communities and as we learn more about our water supply, the Spokane Valley Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer, we can more successfully plan for this growth. In Spokane County, watershed planning has been underway for years and recently, a model was developed to forecast water demand based upon population, housing units, and employment projections. The model is currently being used to analyze alternative scenarios under consideration in the Urban Growth Area Update for Spokane County and its cities.

Presenting the outcome of this first assessment of land use on water demands will be Rob Lindsay, Spokane County Water Resources Manager, and Mike Hermanson, Spokane County Water Resources Specialist. Steve Davenport, AICP, Spokane County Senior Planner, will describe the integration of the model into the on-going growth management planning. They will also discuss the integration of water supply and land use planning in rural settings.

Join your fellow planners for an eye-opening look at what the future holds for water resources in our region and how we as planners can be on the forefront of ensuring this valuable resource is sustained.

Friday, July 22, 2011
9:30 am – Noon
Spokane County Public Works Building
Lower Level Hearing Room
1026 West Broadway Avenue, Spokane
For more information, contact Steve Davenport at 477-7221 or

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