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Spills Program

Nisqually River Geographic Response Plan (NR-GRP)

Nisqually River

The Nisqually River GRP planning area covers waters from the river’s confluence with the Puget Sound at the Nisqually Delta to the La Grande Dam at river mile 42. Major tributaries include the Mashel River, Ohop Creek, McAllister Creek, Muck Creek, Tanwax Creek, Toboton Creek, Powell Creek, Yelm Creek, Thompson Creek, Harts Creek, Horn Creek, and Murray Creek. The coverage area includes the USFWS Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, lands of the Nisqually Indian Tribe, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and the communities of Nisqually, Yelm, McKenna, Roy, and La Grande. The Nisqually River forms the boundary between Pierce and Thurston Counties.

View the Nisqually River GRP (September 2015) (PDF 9.7 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.

No interim updates currently available




View the NR Response To Comments Received Through May 20, 2015


How to Comment

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

U.S. Coast Guard
Sector Puget Sound
Incident Management Division
1519 Alaskan Way S
Building 4/IMD
Seattle, WA 98134-1192

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