The Water Storage Task Force was convened by the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) at the direction of the 2000 state legislature. The Task Force examined the role of increasing water storage to provide water for fish recovery, population and economic growth, and flood control. The Task Force also considered funding options for constructing water-storage facilities.
The Task Force was formed to examine issues and frame recommendations for the legislature. Members represented water utility districts, agriculture associations, city and county associations, Indian tribes, legislators, environmental interests, and state agencies.
2000 Legislative Budget Proviso Language (5K PDF File)
Washington State Laws Related to Water Storage (91K PDF File)
Local Government Infrastructure Study (55K PDF File)
Memorandum of Agreement Regarding Utilization of Skagit River Basin Water Resources for Instream and Out of Stream Purposes (56K PDF File)
Referendum 38 Projects: 1980 to Present (15K PDF File)
Comparative Cost Data for Raises of Existing Dams (7K PDF File)
Review of Presentations from August 1, 2000 Meeting (14K PDF File)
Review of Presentations from September 11, 2000 Meeting (16K PDF File)
Why Store Water? (145K PDF File)
Flood Control: Regional Scale Facilities (245K PDF File)
Flood Control: Small Scale Stormwater Facilities (232K PDF File)
Aquifer Storage and Recovery: Lakehaven Project (357K PDF File)
Judy Reservoir: An Off-Stream Water Storage Project (2,538K PDF File)
Becoming Climate-Wise with Washington’s Water (264K PDF File)
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