News Releases

2011

December 15 - Ecology agreements secure water for Pasco, Kennewick, Richland, West Richland

December 13 - First municipal, domestic, industrial water rights issued from Lake Roosevelt

November 22 - Sullivan Lake water release paves way for new water rights

August 22 - Forecast on Columbia Basin long-term water needs focus of workshops

August 2 - Signing of water contract, siphon construction deliver on water promise - Governor Gregoire visit highlights Columbia River partnerships

July 29 - Columbia River water leases available in Walla Walla County

2010
December 17 - Reclamation and Ecology Extend Comment Period for Odessa Subarea Special Study Draft Environmental Impact Statement

November 4 - Ecology director seeks collaborative water solutions in Yakima basin

October 22 - Sullivan Lake to enhance water supplies in Northeast Washington

2009
December 30 - Yakima River Basin Study to Move Forward in 2010

July 14 - Piping project will save water, support fish and wetlands

June 23 - Final EIS examines water supply alternatives in the Yakima basin

2008
 

December 10 - Study considers water supply alternatives in the Yakima Basin

September 25 - $46 million in Columbia River grants support Eastern Washington water projects

September 25 - Ecology authorizes new water releases from Grand Coulee

September 25 - Ecology’s new Office of Columbia River pursues new water for basin

July 23 - Columbia River watermaster will meet public at open houses

July 18 - Gov. Gregoire announces major water supply projects for Tri-Cities area

June 4 - Upper Columbia River water measuring program launched

May 15 - Draft EIS considers additional water allocations from Lake Roosevelt

March 20 - Governor signs historic legislation delivering water to farms, cities and salmon in Eastern WA

February 5 - Spokane Tribe joins State, Colville Tribes in partnership to boost water supplies in Columbia

January 17 - Columbia River water agreement puts saved water to use

January 7 - Underground water storage project moves forward

 

2007
 

December 17 - Agreements deliver water for farms, cities and salmon in Eastern Washington

September 28 - Open houses provide updates on Columbia River water program

September 10 - Program earmarks funds for Columbia River projects

August 30 - Columbia River water measuring program a success

June 8 - Study suggests Grant County as possible site for new water storage

April 23 - Metering grants available for Columbia River water users

March 13 - Ecology's Water Resources Program Releases Several Reports

February 15 - Water program offers balance to meet environmental, economic needs

 

2006
 

November 16 - Report looks at Columbia River water supplies, future demands

October 5 - Details on Columbia River water plan available for review

September 27 - Four Columbia River reservoir sites identified for further study

August 29 - Columbia River panel tapped to offer advice on new water program

May 5 - Ecology seeking input on Columbia River water management

February 16 - Governor Gregoire Signs Columbia River Water Resource Management Legislation

 

Columbia River near Entiat