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Water Availability in your Watershed/WRIA

An October 2016 Washington State Supreme Court case impacts permit-exempt well use, which may affect some of the information provided on this page.

Contact the nearest regional office for up-to-date water availability information.

There are many factors affecting the availability of water in your watershed.  Also called Water Resource Inventory Areas (WRIAs), Ecology created focus sheets with information about the factors that limit water availability in each of the 62 watersheds/WRIAs in the state.

Originally this project was focused on Pending Applications and Water Availability.  Pending Applications can be viewed and tracked using the Statewide Water Rights Web map, Tracking Water Right Applications, and RSS for New Apps.  This project now focuses on the information we have specific to water availability.

Choose a watershed/WRIA from the list or map below to learn more about water availability in the watershed you are interested in.  If you don't know what watershed you are in, you can use our find a watershed/WRIA by zip code and then come back here to link to your focus sheet.

Nooksack
San Juan
Lower Skagit
Upper Skagit
Stillaguamish
Island
Snohomish
Cedar/Sammamish
Green-Duwamish
10 Puyallup/White
11 Nisqually
12 Chambers-Clover
13 Deschutes
14 Kennedy-Goldsborough
15 Kitsap
16 Skokomish-Dosewallips
17 Quilcene-Snow
18 Elwha-Dungeness
19 Lyre-Hoko
20 Soleduc-Hoh
21 Queets-Quinault
22/23 Lower and Upper Chehalis
24 Willapa
25 Grays-Elochoman
26 Cowlitz
27 Lewis
28 Salmon-Washougal
29 Wind-White Salmon
30 Klickitat
31 Rock-Glade
 

32 Walla Walla
33 Lower Snake
34 Palouse
35 Middle Snake
36 Esquatzel-Coulee
37 Lower Yakima
38 Naches
39 Upper Yakima
40 Alkli-Squilchuck
41 Lower Crab
42 Grand Coulee
43 Upper Crab
44 Moses Coulee
45 Wenatchee
46 Entiat
47 Chelan
48 Methow
49 Okanogan
50 Foster
51 Nespelem
52 Sanpoil
53 Lower Lake Roosevelt
54 Lower Spokane
55 Little Spokane
56 Hangman
57 Middle Spokane
58 Middle Lake Roosevelt
59 Colville
60 Kettle
61 Upper Lake Roosevelt
62 Pend Oreille