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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.

Water permit decisions further protect the Spokane River

We used the instream flow rule to help further protect the Spokane River. 

La Niña winter final roundup

Continued cold, snowy weather during late winter brought the good news we needed for this summer’s water supply

La Niña winter update

Winter Storm Oliver not only was significant nationally, it brought an impressive snowfall to the Washington Cascades.

Is this a typical La Nina year?

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

Water today — water for the next hundred years
Water stresses from population growth and increasing uncertainty from climate change will test the state's ability to manage this precious, limited resource.
Turning on the pumps

Last week, the Bertrand Watershed Improvement District turned on pumps that will put more water into the creek during the late summer/early fall low-flow season.

Eyes Over Puget Sound; Sunny, warm, and colorful

Late summer 2017 brings warm air temperatures and drier conditions throughout Puget Sound. Streamflows in the region's northern rivers are lower than rivers in South Puget Sound.

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.
Eyes Over Puget Sound: River flows above normal

Cooler and wetter conditions set the stage for a favorable supply of freshwater in June 2017.

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