Thompson River Projects

The Thompson River flows into the lower Clark Fork River just upstream of the town of Thompson Falls. In addition to supporting a popular sport fishery, the drainage also supports a robust native fish population, including Bull Trout, Westslope Cutthroat Trout, Mountain Whitefish, and a number of sculpin species. In 2016, the Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group expanding their working area (formerly downstream of Thompson Falls to the Idaho border) upstream into the Thompson River. Efforts began with the development of the Thompson River Watershed Restoration Plan, meant to coordinate stakeholders and identify priority projects. With the plan’s completion, the focus is now on implementing priority projects to improve water quality and benefit native fish in the drainage.

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