Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan (YBIP)
Yakima Herald-Republic: Yakima Basin water plan gets hearing
House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
Management plan for Yakima River Basin provides a splash of can-do cheer
"A long, frustrating campaign season and years of legislative paralysis in Congress fuel a need for optimism about a fresh start in politics.
I believe I have found it, and it is here at home in this Washington. The name does not roll off the tongue, but it illustrates how things can change for the better:
The Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan is a product of extraordinary work and compromise, and it offers long-term benefits for the environment and economy."
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In June 2009, Ecology and Reclamation brought representatives from the Yakama Nation, irrigation districts, environmental organizations, and federal, state, county, and city governments together to form the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project (YRBWEP) Working Group to help develop a consensus-based solution to the basin’s water problems. Over the next 18 months, the group developed the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan (Plan). Ecology and Reclamation issued a Programmatic Environmental Impact (PEIS) for the Plan March 2, 2012. The PEIS serves as a framework for the plan. Individual projects will each receive a more specific environmental review.
The Plan includes the following elements:
Integrated Plan At-a-Glance
For more information about the plan, see the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan.
Focus Sheets and Other Materials
YRBWEP Working Group Documents
Yakima River Basin Environmental Reports and Documents
YBIP In the News
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