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Watershed Management

Lewis, Salmon-Washougal - (WRIA 27/28)

This page is being maintained as an archive of past information and will not be updated.

link to all WRIAs link to WRIA 26 link to WRIA 29 link to WRIA 25 link to WRIA 28 Map of WRIA 27, Lewis
link to WRIA 29 link to WRIA 27 link to all WRIAs Map of WRIA 28, Salmon-Washougal










Grant funds expended and/or projected through June 2015



Cowlitz, Clark, and Skamania unanimously adopted the watershed plan in July 2006 after a county remand process and changes to the plan by the planning group.

Members of the planning group, primarily the PUDs and counties, are already implementing some of the early action plan recommendations. This includes developing a major new water supply near the confluence of the North Fork Lewis River and the Columbia River. This new supply will provide water to meet growth needs and improve stream flows in the East Fork Lewis River sub-basin. A grant application for a watershed implementation capital fund grant is pending in support of this water project in Clark County. There is also a capital grant application for a new water supply source in the Camas area, which will provide water for future growth as well as improve stream flows in the Washougal River sub-basin.

Instream flow status

New instream flow rules (Chapter 173-527 WAC) for the Lewis (WRIA 27) and (Chapter 173-528 WAC) for the Salmon-Washougal (WRIA 28) watersheds were adopted.

Outside links, publications, studies, data


Please send additions or corrections to Chris Anderson, (360) 407-6634.



Plan Website - Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board, Watershed Management Plans

WRIA 27 and 28 Status

  • Optional elements: Water quality, instream flows, habitat.
  • Currently in Phase 4: Implementation.