Wenatchee Geographic Response Plan (WENA-GRP)

The Wenatchee GRP planning area is approximately 332 square miles, and resides in Chelan County. Fully or partially, it includes the towns or cities of Cashmere, Leavenworth, Merritt, Monitor, Peshastin, Plain, Sunnyslope, and Winton. It entirely resides within the boundaries of the 12th Legislative District. Portions of WRIA 45 (Wenatchee) fall within this planning area, and includes: Battle Canyon Creek (0.8 Miles), Beaver Creek (3.8 Miles), Brule Creek (0.2 Miles), Butcher Creek (2.3 Miles), Cabin Creek (2.3 Miles), Chiwaukum Creek (7 Miles), Chiwawa River (2.7 Miles), Chumstick Creek (11 Miles), Clear Creek (1.1 Miles), Coulter Creek (2.9 Miles), Crescent Creek (2.3 Miles), Derby Canyon (5.7 Miles), Douglas Creek (2.5 Miles), Eagle Creek (5.1 Miles), Fall Creek (2.4 Miles), Foolhen Creek (0.7 Miles), Freund Creek (2.6 Miles), Gill Creek (3.9 Miles), Hatchery Creek (1.8 Miles), Hegler Creek (1 Mile), Henry Creek (1.6 Miles), Icicle Creek (7 Miles), Kahler Creek (3.6 Miles), Lanham Creek (2.4 Miles), Larsen Creek (0.7 Miles), Little Chumstick Creek (4 Miles), Mahar Creek (2.3 Miles), Mill Creek (5.8 Miles), Mission Creek (5.8 Miles), Nason Creek (25.8 Miles), Peshastin Creek (4.3 Miles), Power Creek (2.2 Miles), Roaring Creek (5.2 Miles), Royal Creek (2.3 Miles), Schilling Creek (1.7 Miles), Second Creek (1.9 Miles), Skinney Creek (5.6 Miles), Slide Creek (1.8 Miles), Smith Brook (3.2 Miles), Snow Creek (2.1 Miles), Snowy Creek (1.5 Miles), South Fork Beaver Creek (0.9 Miles), South Fork Chiwaukum Creek (1.1 Miles), Steep Creek (1.3 Miles), Stevens Creek (1.6 Miles), Thomson Creek (2.3 Miles), Toketie Creek (1.2 Miles), Walker Canyon (2.6 Miles), Wenatchee River (49.8 Miles), Whitepine Creek (5.4 Miles), and Wildhorse Creek (1.1 Miles). No tribal reservations are located within the planning area, but the Colville, Samish, Tulalip, and Yakama Tribes all have potential interests in the area. Major roadways include: Hwy 2 (62.6 Miles), Hwy 97 (26.4 Miles), Hwy 207 (5.5 Miles), Hwy 209 (26.4 Miles), and Hwy 285 (1.2 Miles). BNSF (87.6 Miles) is the only company that owns railroad track in this area. No contingency plan holding oil facilities or pipelines are located within the boundaries of this planning area. The Wenatchee River GRP is bordered by the WRIA- 7 (Skykomish) GRP to the west, and the proposed Upper Columbia River GRP to the southeast.

View the Wenatchee GRP (June 2017) (PDF 5 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