Upper Columbia River Geographic Response Plan (UCR-GRP)

The Upper Columbia River GRP covers 207 square miles of Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Kittitas Counties. The Columbia River flows in a southerly direction through this part of the state. The planning area covers approximately 37 river miles. The planning area is bordered on the north by the Rocky Reach Dam, to the east by the City of Quincy, to the south by Goose Island, and to the west by the City of Wenatchee. Some of the larger tributaries are the Wenatchee River and Colockum, Douglas, Squilchuck, Stemilt, Tarpiscan, and Tekison Creeks. The BNSF railroad sends trains east across the Columbia River after delivering crude oil to refineries in western Washington. Both the railroad track and four federal and state highways parallel the river on both sides. The communities of East Wenatchee, Quincy, Rock Island, and Wenatchee are located in this plan. The new Wenatchee GRP borders the planning area to the west. This is a new GRP.

View the Upper Columbia River GRP (June 2017) (PDF 7 MB)

Interim Updates

In between plan updates, GRP strategies are tested during drills and actual spill events. The results of these tests may require changes to certain response strategies, notification strategies, staging areas, or boat launch locations. Eventually, these changes will be fully incorporated into the plan. Until that time, please use the updated strategy and information sheets below in lieu of that provided for similarly numbered locations in the published plan.

There are no interim updates at this time

How to Comment

If you have any questions or comments, suggestions for improvement, or find errors in this document please submit comments online at http://www.rrt10nwac.com/Comment, email them to us at GRPs@ecy.wa.gov, or forward them via U.S. Mail to the following agencies:

United States Environmental Protection Agency
Region 10
Office of Environmental Cleanup
1200 Sixth Avenue
Room ECL-116
Seattle, WA 98101

Washington State Department of Ecology
Spill Prevention, Preparedness, and Response (GRPs)
P.O. Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600