Ecology committed $6.7 million in drought relief funding for 2015

Last revised: February 5, 2016

The 2015 Legislature approved $16 million in drought relief funding for use in 2015 and 2016.  As of December. 1, 2015, Ecology has committed $6.7 million of the total for uses such as:

Applicant - Activity Amount Purpose Type Location
Washington State Department of Agriculture - Economic impact analysis of 2015 drought $45,000 Other Non-grant Statewide
Office of Washington State Climatologist - Climate related information, updates, forecasts $30,000 Other Non-grant Statewide
Ecology - Temporary staffing and equipment (gages, meters, data loggers) for enforcement and compliance $125,000 Other Non-grant Statewide
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife - Fish passage and health, Tribal fish projects $1,900,000 Fisheries Non-grant Statewide
Ecology Washington Conservation Corps - Crew staffing for project work includes supporting WDFW fish passage efforts, removing rock dams, etc. $44,626 Fisheries Non-grant Statewide
Washington Water Trust - Water acquisition reserve funding to acquire water for drought purposes $250,000 Fisheries Non-grant Statewide
Trout Unlimited - Reserve funding to acquire water for drought purposes $250,000 Fisheries Non-grant Statewide
Kittitas Reclamation District - Deliver BOR water through KRD facilities to benefit 8 creeks tributary to the Yakima River for fisheries $30,000 Fisheries Non-grant Central Region (Yakima County)
Kittitas Reclamation District - Water acquisition reverse auction $350,000 Fisheries Non-grant Central Region (Kittitas County)
Roza Irrigation District - Water leasing and pump-back $900,000 Agriculture Non-grant Central Region (Yakima County)
Ecology - Emergency drought wells, 50% match to overall cost for drought related mitigation $668,512 Agriculture Non-grant Central Region (Yakima County)
Washington Water Trust - Dungeness basin water acquisition (water leases) $165,613 Fisheries Non-grant Southwest Region (Clallam County)
Stemilt Irrigation District - Pipe replacement & gravity feed improvements $102,500 Agriculture Grant Central Region (Chelan County)
Kennewick Irrigation District - Residential conservation $28,872 Agriculture Grant Central Region (Benton County)
Lower Stemilt Irrigation District - Water Diversion transfer from Stemilt Creek to Columbia River $297,348 Agriculture Grant Central Region (Chelan County)
Icicle Irrigation District - Channel modification to access 8Mile Lake and Colchuck Lake $12,500 Agriculture Grant Central Region (Chelan County)
Kennewick Irrigation District - Pump rental and capture of return flows $45,304 Agriculture Grant Central Region (Benton County)
Jones LID #2 Well - Develop emergency well as alternative/ supplemental source $291,700 Agriculture Grant Central Region (Yakima County)
City of Moxee - Well Improvements - replace pump, piping, valves, fittings & electrical, etc. $133,000 Public Water Supply Grant Central Region (Yakima County)
Whitworth Water District #2 - Water station upgrades to offset dry wells $56,550 Public Water Supply Grant Eastern Region (Spokane County)
Stevens County - Drinking water project, new well for domestic supply $47,000 Public Water Supply Grant Eastern Region (Stevens County)
Startup Water District - Well Rehab. - pull pump, scrub screen, remove debris, install new pump, etc. $19,451 Public Water Supply Grant Northwest Region (Snohomish County)
Skagit PUD - Watering stations $75,000 Agriculture Grant Northwest Region (Skagit County)
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe - Fish Passage - acquire & install temporary diversion dams $74,430 Fisheries Grant Southwest Region (Clallam County)
City of Sequim - Reclaimed water delivery for irrigation and aquifer recharge $21,783 Fisheries Grant Southwest Region (Clallam County)
Clallam County PUD #1 - Domestic water supply change of source & booster pump installation $258,190 Public Water Supply Grant Southwest Region (Clallam County)
Okanogan Forage Project - Drought related feed program $500,000 Agriculture Grant Central Region (Okanogan County)
Total $6,722,379  

Contact

Rebecca Inman
E-mail: Rebecca.Inman@ecy.wa.gov
Phone: (360) 407-6450