Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan (YBIP)
12/17/13 - Great water, natural resource projects on the horizon for Yakima River Basin
The nail-biting end to the Legislature last summer is all but forgotten as winds run cold and a new session looms in January. Projects OK’d for the Yakima River Basin aren't idling with the onslaught of winter. In fact they've sprinted out of the gate and are picking up speed.
That’s because they're built around consensus and shared values, and are good for the economy and the environment. They are designed to meet the needs of families, farms and fish...
Read more about next steps in the Yakima River Basin at Ecology's blog, ECOconnect.
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
Other YBIP Related Sites:
Others Speak Out About The Integrated Plan
Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Email List
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YRBWEP Working Group Members
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