Spring runoff on the Spokane River in downtown Spokane. I liked the roar of the water and the swirling brew! Thankfully a decision has recently been made that will cause the Spokane River’s waterfalls to flow day and night during the hottest and driest of summers. Avista Utilities and the Sierra Club have worked out an agreement for year-round flows. In the past the utility dried up the northern channel of Upper Spokane Falls during the summer months for generating plant operation. A scanned medium format negative.