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Watershed Management

Photograph of the Spokane River, Feb. 1996, by Doug Allen

Development and Implementation of Watershed Plans

The 1998 legislature passed Ch. 90.82 RCW, to set a framework for developing local solutions to watershed issues on a watershed basis.  Ch. 90.82 RCW states: The legislature finds that the local development of watershed plans for managing water resources and for protecting existing water rights is vital to both state and local interests. 

The State Will Speak With One Voice - 2514/2496 Memorandum of Understanding for the Coordinated Implementation of Watershed Planning and Salmon Recovery Planning

Watershed Grant Information

2013-14 Fiscal Year - Closing Grants

2013-15 Grant Awards

2011-13 Grant Awards

2009-11 Details and Grant Resources

  • Grants improve stream flows in fish critical basins -  Watershed Plan Implementation and Flow Achievement Capital Grant Program
  • Grant awards keep watershed management on track - Watershed Planning Operating Budget Grants 
  • Application Forms

    Additional Information

    Watershed Management Elements

    Instream Flows

    2009 Watershed Planning Workshop

    General Information

    Healthy Watersheds, Healthy People

    View Watershed Management
    Information By Watershed (WRIA)

    Is there an Instream Flow in my Watershed ?

    Watershed Plan Development and Adoption Status Map - September 2012

    Ecology Watershed Leads Contact List

    List of names and phone numbers for Watershed lead staff

    Regional Water Supply Planning

    Reports to the Legislature