Conservation Commission Retiming Project

The Project

OCR awarded a grant to the Washington State Conservation Commission to construct three water retiming pilot projects. The pilots will determine whether return flows from conservation projects can be retimed  to reach the Columbia River in late summer when streamflows are at their lowest.


If the pilot projects show that return flows can be retimed to reach the River in late summer, the conserved water from these pilot projects could be used to replace water withdrawn for new out-of-stream uses.

Columbia Basin

Washington State Conservation Commission

$1 Million

Economic Benefits*
$1.95 Million

17 Jobs Added

*Duration of Pilot Project

How we calculate economic benefits.