Office of Chehalis Basin

Our Office of Chehalis Basin was created to aggresively pursue implementation of an integrated strategy for long-term flood damage reduction and aquatic species habitat in the Chehalis River basin.
Our Office of Chehalis Basin was created to aggresively pursue implementation of an integrated strategy for long-term flood damage reduction and aquatic species habitat in the Chehalis River basin.

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Stream team volunteers making a difference in the Chehalis River Basin
Our Lewis County Stream Team partners are engaged in volunteer projects that help restore aquatic habitat and reduce damage from floods in the Chehalis River Basin.
Reducing flood risks in our communities
Modern flood management strives to restore a floodplain’s natural flood capacity, protecting lives and homes while also benefiting fish and wildlife. Several state and federal grant programs can help.
Sept. 28 webinar focuses on Skookumchuck Dam assessment
The Skookumchuck Dam is over 50 years old, and the power plant it was built to serve is shutting down. Join us for a discussion on the possible futures for the dam.
Federal grant moves Aberdeen levee project forward
City of Aberdeen receives $50 million federal grant and $17 million in state funding to help fund North Shore Levee project.
March 9 public forum focuses on Skookumchuck Dam study
We are holding a public forum March 9 to share information about our Skookumchuck Dam study to evaluate if the structure could help reduce flood damage and improve aquatic habitat.
January floods deluge Chehalis River basin
After major floods inundated the Chehalis River basin in January, we assessed how some flood-damage reduction projects fared.
Working to reduce Washington flood risks
Across Washington, the costs of flooding exceed all other natural disasters. In any given year, there is a better than an 80% chance that 10 or more flood events will occur.
Snowpack & Washington water supplies
Washington makes investments in water programs to address changes in snowpack and the impacts of climate change on water availability.
Help us improve aquatic habitat in the Chehalis River basin
Webinars will guide participants who want to sponsor aquatic habitat restoration projects in the Chehalis River basin.
Chehalis Basin Board approves $70 million spending plan
Chehalis Basin Board unanimously approves $70 million two-year spending plan to reduce flood damage, restore aquatic species habitat in the Chehalis River basin.

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