The Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project Workgroup, a stakeholder group co-chaired by us and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, provides policy and project development advice on implementing the Yakima River basin integrated water resource plan.
Group members represent a myriad of private, local, tribal, state, federal, and environmental interests in the Yakima River basin. Meetings are quarterly and open to the public.
Resident groups and other water interested stakeholders who are seeking long-term water solutions are participating on our Yakima River Basin workgroup. Joining our federal and local government partners and agencies are the Yakama Nation, regional irrigation districts, and environmental organizations. We jointly co-chair the group with our federal partner — the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation — which manages the large Yakima irrigation project.
The group meets quarterly to discuss Yakima Basin Integrated Plan policy and project development. The public is encouraged to attend meetings and participate by providing comments.
All meetings are held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- March 10, 2021 – Online
- June 2, 2021 – Online
- Sept. 16, 2021 – Venue TBA
- Dec. 8, 2021 – Venue TBA
Subcommittees and subgroups within the workgroup focus on specific topics.
- Groundwater Subcommittee
- Watershed Land Conservation Subcommittee
- Habitat Subcommittee
- Water Use Subcommittee
- Municipal Water Use Subgroup
- Lower River Subgroup
Benton County Commission
City of Yakima
Kennewick Irrigation District
Kittitas County Commission
Kittitas Reclamation District
NOAA Fisheries Service
Roza Irrigation District
Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District
US Army Corps of Engineers
US Bureau of Reclamation
US Fish & Wildlife Service
US Forest Service
WA Department of Agriculture
WA Department of Ecology
WA Department of Fish & Wildlife
WA Department of Natural Resources
Yakima Basin Fish & Wildlife Recovery Board
Yakima Basin Storage Alliance
Yakima County Commission
Yakima-Tieton Irrigation District