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Water Resources Advisory Committee (WRAC)
Last revised: September 19, 2016
WRAC was established in 1996 to provide a forum for the exchange of
information on water resources management in the state of Washington.
Typical topics of discussion include proposed rules, policies, legislation,
budget development, and litigation.
Meetings are normally attended by about forty people who represent state
agencies, local governments, water utilities, Indian tribes, environmental
groups, consultants, law firms and other water stakeholders. Unless notice
is provided otherwise, meetings are held on the third Monday of every other
month from 9 AM to noon in the Ecology
headquarters in Lacey. Anyone who is interested in water resources
management in Washington is welcome to attend.
We maintain an E-mail list of individuals who receive notices of
meetings and other matters.
Contact Chris Anderson, WRAC Web master at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 407-6634, to
be added to the E-mail list or to direct any questions.
October - October 17 - Meeting Canceled. Next scheduled
meeting is November 21.
2017-19 Grant Funding Opportunity for the
Watershed Planning Implementation and Flow Achievement Grants
Whatcom County vs. Hirst, Futurewise, et al.
- Understanding the Whatcom County vs. Hirst, Futurewise, et al. decision
- Bassett v. Ecology - No. 14-2-02466-2
Plaintiff Response Brief - October 13, 2016
Ecology's Response Brief - September 9, 2016
Center for Environmental Law and Policy's
Response to Plaintiffs' Opening Brief -
September 9, 2016
Declaration of Dan J. Von Seggern in support of
CELP Response to Plaintiffs' Opening Brief
September 9, 2016
Plaintiffs' Opening Brief - July 29, 2016 (Hearing
date October 21, 2016)
Order Denying Petitioners’ Motion for Summary Judgment - Signed by Judge Tabor on Friday, January, 22, 2016
Plaintiffs' Reply to Ecology and CELP's Responses to
Motion for Summary Judgment - January 11, 2016
Center for Environmental Law and Policy's Motion to Strike Improper Argument from Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment - 12/28/2015
Center for Environmental Law and Policy's Response to Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment - 12/28/2015
Ecology Response in Opposition to Petitioners' Motion for Summary Judgment on Legal Issues - 12/24/2015
Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment on Legal Issues - 11/17/2015
Petition for Declaratory Judgment Regarding the Validity of a Rule
June 20 - Meeting Canceled
April 18 Meeting canceled
March 21 - 9:00am to 11:30am at Ecology HQ (R1S-16/17) and
February 16 -Meeting canceled
- See the right column for the 2016 Bill Tracking spreadsheet
- updated weekly
USGS-Washington Water Science Center's intention to begin data
collection, compilation, and publication of data by Water Resource Inventory
Area (WRIA). Initial efforts will be focused on data for the
Puget Sound Partnership Project and the 2015 National Water Use Complication
for Public Supply, Domestic, and Irrigation withdrawals. The data shown in
the handouts are the published USGS-WaWSC estimates of the 2010 Total Public
Water Supply Withdrawals (ground water plus surface water) and the Total Per
Capita Withdrawal rates based from Department of Health's on-line Public
Water Supply database.
Use Efficiency Fact Sheet - Implementation of the Municipal Water Law
Requirements DOH - Office of Drinking Water January 2016
See the right column for the 2016 Bill Tracking spreadsheet
Tracking decisions - Fiscal year 2016 tracking the number of
applications that have been received and the decisions made, by
Water Resources Program Strategic Plan for 2016-2020
Watch 2016 - Statewide drought declaration expired December 31, 2015;
monitoring of water supplies to continue.
interim study of crop losses by the Washington Department of
Agriculture estimates the economic impact of the 2015 drought on
the state’s agricultural industry at more than $335 million.
The total is expected to increase as the drought affected the
quality and quantity of some Washington crops going to market in
Bassett v. Ecology - No. 14-2-02466-2
- Grants improve stream flows and water supplies around the state 2015-2017 - Watershed Plan Implementation and Flow Achievement Capital Grant Program
2015 Meeting Archive -
contains meeting information for January - November 2015
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