Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan (YBIP)
Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Bill Advances in the Senate. -- The US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project Phase III Act out of committee. Explaining the importance of the legislation, Sen, Maria Cantwell, the bill's sponsor, noted:
The bill will now move on to the full Senate for consideration.
In June 2009, Ecology and Reclamation brought representatives from the Yakama Nation, irrigation districts, environmental organizations, and federal, state, county, and city governments together to form the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project (YRBWEP) Working Group to help develop a consensus-based solution to the basin’s water problems. Over the next 18 months, the group developed the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan (Plan). Ecology and Reclamation issued a Programmatic Environmental Impact (PEIS) for the Plan March 2, 2012. The PEIS serves as a framework for the plan. Individual projects will each receive a more specific environmental review.
The Plan includes the following elements:
Integrated Plan At-a-Glance
For more information about the plan, see the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan.
Focus Sheets and Other Materials
YRBWEP Working Group Documents
Yakima River Basin Environmental Reports and Documents
YBIP In the News
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