2005 Drought Photographs

News Conference Authorizing a Statewide Drought in Yakima, Washington

  March 10, 2005

At the news conference in Yakima, WA, Governor Christine Gregoire, flanked by Ecology Director Jay Manning and Agriculture Director Valoria Loveland, announces that she is authorizing a statewide drought emergency.

Ecology photo

    March 10, 2005

At the news conference in Yakima, Ecology Director Jay Manning flanked by Governor Christine Gregoire, and Agriculture Director Valoria Loveland, announces that he is issuing a declaration for a statewide drought emergency. 

Ecology photo

Lake Roosevelt in Stevens County and Cow Lake in Adams County

  April 25, 2005  

Lake Roosevelt (mouth of the Colville River) in Stevens County.  During normal flow, much of this land would be under water.

Ecology Photo

 

    April 12, 2005

Cow Lake (spillway) in Adams County.  Water needs to be above the inlet to allow water into and out of the spillway.

Ecology Photo

 

Hog Canyon Lake in Spokane County

  April 12, 2005

Hog Canyon Lake in Spokane County.  Water flows over this spillway when water levels are high enough.

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    April 12, 2005

Hog Canyon Lake (spillway) in Spokane County.  Water flows over this spillway when water levels are high enough.

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Comparison Photos  (left to right - see dates)

Dungeness River at Woodcock Road Bridge in Clallam County

  August 2004

Photo 1 of the Dungeness River at Woodcock Road Bridge in Clallam County taken in August 2004

WDFW Photo

    August 2005

Photo 2 of the Dungeness River at Woodcock Road Bridge in Clallam County taken at same location and about the same time in August 2005

WDFW Photo

 

Touchet River at Cummins Road Bridge in Walla Walla County

  June 30, 2005

Photo 1 of the Touchet River Cummins Road Bridge in Walla Walla County   (16 cfs)

WDFW Photo

    July 21, 2005

Photo 2 of the Touchet River Cummins Road Bridge in Walla Walla County   (4 cfs)

WDFW Photo

 

Touchet River Downstream of Hofer Dam in Walla Walla County

  June 30, 2005

Photo 1 of the Touchet River 100 feet downstream of Hofer Dam in Walla Walla County (16 cfs)

WDFW Photo

    July 21, 2005

Photo 2 of the Touchet River 100 feet downstream of Hofer Dam in Walla Walla County(4 cfs)

WDFW Photo

 
Walla Walla River at McDonald Road Bridge in Walla Walla County
  June 21, 2005

Photo 1 of the Walla Walla River at the McDonald Road Bridge in Walla Walla County (7 cfs)

WDFW Photo

    July 21, 2005

Photo 2 of the Walla Walla River at the McDonald Road Bridge in Walla Walla County (15 cfs)

WDFW Photo (note: a large upstream irrigation district shut off in mid-July. When they turn off they release 10-15 cfs back into the river.  July 21 would still be showing the benefits of that release.)

Rebel Flat Creek at Winona  in Whitman County
  May 3, 2005

Photo 1 of Rebel Flat Creek looking downstream at Winona in Whitman County

Ecology Photo

    August 3, 2005

Photo 2 of Rebel Flat Creek looking downstream at Winona in Whitman County

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Comparison Photos  (left to right - see dates)

Chewelah Creek at City Park in Stevens County

  May 02, 2005

Photo 1 of Chewelah Creek at City Park in Stevens County (34.5 cfs)

Ecology Photo

    August 10, 2005

Photo 2 of Chewelah Creek at City Park in Stevens County (7.1 cfs)

Ecology Photo

 

Mill Creek at US 395 Bridge in Stevens County

  May 27, 2005

Photo 1 of Mill Creek at US 395 Bridge in Stevens County (50.1 cfs)

Ecology Photo

    August 27, 2005

Photo 2 of Mill Creek at US 395 in Stevens County (9.8 cfs)

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