Coeur d'Alene Tribe submits lake management plan
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe and the state of Idaho submitted their Coeur d'Alene Lake Management Plan to the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday.

The plan addresses water quality in the lake. Decades of mining and other activity have degraded the lake.

"Our ancestors who fought to protect the lake are looking down on us right now, pleased with the effort we are making to preserve and enhance the lake for generations to come," Chairman Chief Allan told The Coeur d'Alene Press.

The tribe has pledged $5 million over the next six years to implement the plan. The tribe owns the southern third of the lake.

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