The Spokane River is a tributary of the Columbia River, approximately 111 miles (179 km) long, in northern Idaho and eastern Washington in the United States. It passes through the city of Spokane, which shares its name with the river. Heavily used for irrigation and drinking water, its watershed comprises a region of extensive farming and timber production.
The Spokane River flows out of Lake Coeur d'Alene west approximately 25 mi (40 km) to Spokane. This picture was taken between Coeur d'Alene and Spokane where we stopped to let Ranger and Scout (both shelties) do some running and dipping in the river's edge. The river is running bank full from the heavy spring runoff.