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Proceedings from the Columbia River Basin Tribal Water Quality Conference

May 1, 2001


The CRITFC sponsored Columbia River Basin Tribal Water Quality Conference was held in Spokane November 15th and 16th 2000. The purpose was to coordinate and exchange information on water quality issues that are important to the Tribes. CRITFC invited members and water quality staff from the all the Tribes of the Columbia River Basin, as well as other representatives from groups and agencies that work with the Tribes on water quality issues. The event was attended by over eighty registered guests, representing Columbia Basin Tribes from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Canada, and a variety of other organizations involved with the Tribes in water quality protection and restoration efforts. Topics covered included TMDL development on the Columbia Mainstem and in the tributaries, tribal water quality standards, fund raising strategies, water contamination effects on wildlife and humans, Superfund sites, groundwater quality, the northwest regional temperature criteria guidance project, and various specific water quality studies and projects.


Don Sampson, Paul Lumley, and Catriona Black


Sampson, D., P. Lumley, and C. Black. 2001. Proceedings from the Columbia River Basin Tribal Water Quality Conference. Spokane, Washington, November 15-16, 2000. Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. Portland, OR. 113p.



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