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.
Citizen and water interests 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 11, 2020 – Ellensburg
- June 3, 2020 – Yakima or Toppenish
- September 17, 2020 – Yakima or Toppenish
- December 9, 2020 – Yakima
Subcommittee meetings are open to the public. Please contact Karen Dera (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation) to be added to a specific subcommittee's notification list. Here are the subcommittees and their chairs:
- Outreach Subgroup, Steve Malloch
- Groundwater Subcommittee, Michael Callahan and Tom Ring
- Watershed Land Conservation Subcommittee, Peter Dykstra
- Habitat Subcommittee, Jeff Tayer
- Water Use Subcommittee, Scott Revell
- Municipal Water Use Subgroup, Dave Brown
- Lower River Subgroup, Jason McShane
Benton County Commission
Kennewick Irrigation District
Kittitas County Commission
Kittitas Reclamation District
NOAA Fisheries Service
Roza Irrigation District
Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District
US Bureau of Reclamation
US Fish & Wildlife Service
US Forest Service
US Army Corps of Engineers
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 City Council
Yakima-Teiton Irrigation District