Washington Deschutes Geographic Response Plan (WADE-GRP)

The Washington Deschutes GRP planning area is approximately 312 square miles, and resides in Grays Harbor, Lewis, and Thurston Counties. Fully or partially, it includes the towns or cities of Lacey, Littlerock, Olympia, Rainier, Tenino, and Tumwater. It entirely resides within the boundaries of the 2nd, 20th, 22nd, 24th, and 35th Legislative Districts. Portions of WRIA 11 (Nisqually), WRIA 13 (Deschutes), WRIA 14 (Kennedy-Goldsborough), and WRIA 23 (Upper Chehalis) ) fall within this planning area, and includes: Allen Creek (4.9 Miles), Beaver Creek (0.8 Miles), Black Lake Ditch (12.1 Miles), Bloody Run Creek (0.3 Miles), Blooms Ditch (8.5 Miles), Coal Creek (2.4 Miles), Cozy Valley Creek (0.9 Miles), Dempsey Creek (3.2 Miles), Deschutes River (25.1 Miles), Eaton Creek (2.9 Miles), Hanaford Creek (8.7 Miles), Johnson Creek (4.8 Miles), Kennedy Creek (1.1 Miles), Lost Valley Creek (0.4 Miles), McAllister Creek (0.5 Miles), McClane Creek (3.8 Miles), Mima Creek (0.4 Miles), Mitchell Creek (1.1 Miles), North Fork Porter Creek (4 Miles), North Hanaford Creek (4.6 Miles), Noski Creek (2.1 Miles), Packwood Creek (5.5 Miles), Percival Creek (2.9 Miles), Salmon Creek (3.9 Miles), Salmon Creek (7.5 Miles), Scatter Creek (6 Miles), Sherman Creek (3.3 Miles), Skookumchuck River (11.8 Miles), Snyder Creek (5.4 Miles), South Fork Porter Creek (2 Miles), South Hanaford Creek (0.9 Miles), Spurgeon Creek (3.7 Miles), Stony Creek (3 Miles), Swan Creek (1.4 Miles), Thompson Creek (4.4 Miles), Waddell Creek (10.9 Miles), and Woodland Creek (2.1 Miles). No tribal reservations are located within the planning area, but the Chehalis, Muckleshoot, Nisqually, Puyallup, Squaxin, and Yakama Tribes all have potential interests in the area. Major roadways include: Interstate 5 (14.4 Miles), Hwy 101 (2.6 Miles), Hwy 121 (9.1 Miles), Hwy 507 (21.4 Miles), and Hwy 510 (5.0 Miles). BNSF (44.7 Miles), Tacoma Eastern Railroad (22.5 Miles), and Union Pacific (38.2 Miles) are the only companies that own railroad track in this area. The BP Olympic Pipeline (17.4 Miles) resides within the boundaries of this planning area. The Washington Deschutes GRP is bordered by the South Puget Sound GRP to the north, Nisqually River GRP to the northeast, and the Chehalis River GRP to the south and west.

View the Washington Deschutes 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