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Office of Columbia River

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July 29, 2014 - Ecology and the Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Present 2020 Water Goals to the Governor -- Farmer Orman Johnson, Agriculture Director Bud Hover, and Ecology's Office of Columbia River (OCR) Director, Derek Sandison discuss goals for developing agricultural water supply with Governor Jay Inslee (see video at right).

As part of the Governor's Results Washington initiative, WSDA and Ecology have set a goal to make 423,000 ac-ft of new water supply available for agriculture by 2020. Most of the new water supply will be developed through OCR's Odessa and Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan projects.

The Office of Columbia River (OCR) aggressively pursues development of water supplies to benefit both instream and out-of-stream uses. OCR does so by funding and coordinating storage, conservation, and transmission projects.

OverviewPROGRAM OVERVIEW: Learn more about why the Columbia River Program was established and what the Office Of Columbia River is working to achieve.

Priorities PROGRAM PRIORITIES: The Legislature set four major priorities for the program.

Projects and Funding WATER SUPPLY PROJECTS AND FUNDING: OCR is developing dozens of projects across Eastern Washington.

OverviewOCR OPERATIONS: OCR's operations staff conduct tasks ranging from technical assistance and enforcement to metering supervision, public involvement, and voluntary regional agreements.

Lake Roosevelt Incremental Storage ReleasesLEGISLATIVE REPORTS: Annual supply, quinquennial (every five years) demand forecast, Voluntary Regional Agreement, and other reports to the legislature.


Lake Roosevelt Incremental Storage ReleasesWEB TOOLS: Web tools to help you drill down into Columbia River water resource data.

Wanapum Dam Information
Wanapum Dam structural damage could affect water supply

2011 Long Term Water Supply and Demand Forecast
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About the 2016 Long Term Water Supply And Demand Forecast

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Condit Dam Final SSEIS

USGS Columbia Plateau Groundwater Availability Study

Water Conservation

WA Water Exchange

Climate Change & The Columbia River