Methow Instream Flow Improvement Project
Dignitaries gathered today in the Methow Valley to inaugurate $10 million in projects designed to increase flows in the Twisp and Methow rivers for fish, and provide a reliable supply of water for the Methow Valley Irrigation District and the Town of Twisp.
For decades fish managers have sought to improve conditions
for endangered and threatened species in the Methow Watershed,
which hosts some of the best fish stocks and habitat for Upper
Columbia River salmon recovery.
“The purpose of these projects is to benefit the important salmon species and the water users who rely on the Twisp and Methow rivers,” said Sen. Linda Evans Parlette, R-Wenatchee. “The recent wildfires and floods have been hard on this valley, and its rivers, so it is nice to mark the start of something new and the collaboration it represents."
The project will improve instream flows and fish habitat in the Twisp River, Methow River, and Alder Creek; provide more reliable and efficient service for irrigators; and provide additional water to Town of Twisp.
The Methow Flow Improvement Project is comprised of four pieces:
For a more detailed description of the project, see Alternative 5 (the preferred alternative) in the Methow Valley Irrigation District Alternatives Evaluation Report.
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