As part of Streamflow Restoration (Chapter 90.94 RCW)
, planning is underway in 15 watersheds across the state. Planning is being led either by previously established, locally led watershed planning groups or new committees chaired by us. All these groups must update or develop plans that help fish by protecting and improving rivers and streams in the watershed.
In seven watersheds, locally led planning groups originally formed under the Watershed Planning Act (Chapter 90.82 RCW) are required to update their existing watershed plans. All seven groups have reconvened and begun planning.
In the eight other watersheds that did not previously adopt a watershed plan, we are chairing new committees with participation from tribes, local governments, the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, non-municipal water purveyors, irrigation districts, and interest groups. Members of these committees were determined in accordance with the law, and all committees have begun meeting.
You can find links to information about the eight Ecology-led committees on this page.
To see a list of all planning groups, visit our Streamflow Restoration planning page.
Meeting information for Ecology-led groups
Learn about what's happening in the following watersheds, also called water resource inventory areas (WRIAs):