Grants improve stream flows and water supplies around the state

2015-2017 Watershed Plan Implementation and Flow Achievement Capital Grant Program

There are twelve projects to improve water supplies, stream flows and instream habitat conditions around the state funded with grants from the Watershed Plan Implementation and Flow Achievement Capital Grant Program.

Grants range from $46,000 to $700,000, and total $3.4 million.  The legislature made this money available for projects in river basins for:

The grants were awarded for projects in 13 counties: Chelan, Ferry, Garfield, King, Lincoln, Mason, Pend Oreille, San Juan, Skamania, Spokane, Stevens, Whatcom, and Yakima.


The following table has links to each of the individual applications for the 12 Capital Grants:

Department of Ecology 2015-17 Capital Budget
Watershed Plan Implementation and Flow Achievement Grant Awards/Projects
Grantee Organization WRIA and Project Title Award Amount
Infrastructure or Water Management Projects
Skamania County Public Utilities District WRIA 29 - Carson Groundwater Source Development Phase 2 $116,000
Surface or Groundwater Storage Feasibility Projects
Yakima - Tieton Irrigation District WRIA 38 - Upper French Canyon Reservoir (Feasibility Study) $117,024
San Juan Islands Conservation District WRIA 2 - False Bay Watershed Restoration Plan $224,000
Birch Bay Water and Sewer District WRIA 1 - North Whatcom Regional Source (Feasibility Study) $700,000
Water Acquisition or Water Bank/Exchange Projects
Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance WRIA 7 - Establish Water Bank in Snoqualmie Valley $578,980
Stevens County - Land Services Department WRIA 59 - Water Bank Implementation Project $275,000
Spokane County Utilities - Water Resources Section WRIA 55 - Little Spokane Water Bank Phase 2 $275,000
Chelan County - Natural Resource Department WRIA 45 - Wenatchee Basin Rural Water Supply and Flow Improvement $250,000
Other Projects
Pomeroy Conservation District WRIA 35 - Alpowa and Pataha Creek Steelhead Flow and Habitat Restoration $310,000
The Lands Council Multi WRIA - Beaver Habitat Analysis and Management in Eastern Washington $46,000
Chelan County - Natural Resource Department WRIA 45 - Mission Creek Flow Improvement $250,000
Mason Conservation District Multi WRIA - Mason County Groundwater Investigation $271,057
Total $3,413,661


Rose Bennett
Watershed Plan Implementation Grants Programs
Phone: 360-407-6027