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                                 SENATE BILL 5651



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1991 Regular Session


By Senators Saling, Stratton, West and McCaslin.


Read first time February 13, 1991.  Referred to Committee on Environment & Natural Resources.Adding the Little Spokane river to the scenic river system.

     AN ACT Relating to the scenic river system; amending RCW 79.72.080; and making an appropriation.




     Sec. 1.  RCW 79.72.080 and 1977 ex.s. c 161 s 8 are each amended to read as follows:

     The following rivers of the state of Washington are hereby designated as being in the scenic river system of the state of Washington:

     (1) The Skykomish river from the junction of the north and south forks of the Skykomish river:

     (a) Downstream approximately fourteen miles to its junction with the Sultan river;

     (b) Upstream approximately twenty miles on the south fork to the junction of the Tye and Foss rivers;

     (c) Upstream approximately eleven miles on the north fork to its junction with Bear creek;

     (2) The Beckler river from its junction with the south fork of the Skykomish river upstream approximately eight miles to its junction with Rapid river; ((and))

     (3) The Tye river from its junction with the south fork of the Skykomish river upstream approximately fourteen miles to Tye Lake; and

     (4) The Little Spokane river from the upstream boundary of the state park boat put-in site near Rutter parkway and downstream to its confluence with the Spokane river.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.      The sum of thirty thousand dollars, or as much thereof as may be necessary, is appropriated for the biennium ending June 30, 1993, from the general fund to the parks and recreation commission for the purpose of offsetting the costs of:  A management assessment plan, an inventory of river resources, preparation of maps, facilitation of public forums and task forces, and the production of interim and final river management reports to the legislature.