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Calling all lovers of the Puget Sound!

We are hosting a Puget Sound Nutrient Dialog - an all day meeting to discuss and learn. 

$183 million proposed for clean water projects across the state

We are proposing to award more than $183 million in financial assistance for 107 high-priority clean water projects across the state.

Voices For The Yakima Basin: "The Future We Want"
We asked Michael Garrity of American Rivers and Trout Unlimited's Lisa Pelly to share their thoughts about the Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan
Even on the 'dry side' we can have healthy streamsides
Riparian restoration experts face many challenges including poor seedling survival, slow tree growth, disconnected floodplains, livestock damage, and competition from noxious weeds.
Boots on the Ground: Salmon carcasses make a splash in Chiwawa River

AmeriCorps member Kevin Wooldridge reflects on his first WCC project: adding salmon carcasses into the Chiwawa River along with his crew!

Are we ready for next big oil spill?

Lack of secure funding threatens our ability to test spill response capabilities and a lot more

Big gains in snowpack, but still below normal

Before the infamous 2019 snowpocalypse hit, some of the state’s water supply experts were experiencing mild heartburn over the outlook of water supply for the year.

Curtailments come to the Chehalis River basin

We have notified 93 junior water right holders in the Chehalis River basin that their access to surface water for irrigation is curtailed.

Is this a typical La Nina year?

We’re keeping an eye on La Niña conditions and how the water year will stack up.

Acquavella adjudication winding down
While drought has plagued the state in recent years, its toll in the Yakima Valley has been a concern for many generations.