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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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.
Curtailments come to Chehalis River basin
We've notified 93 junior water right holders in the Chehalis River basin that their access to surface water for irrigation is curtailed until streamflows improve
Office of Chehalis Basin publication helps basin residents prepare for flooding
Our Office of Chehalis Basin has published a handbook to help basin households prepare for flooding.
Boots on the ground: AmeriCorps members support Skookumchuck River restoration
Three of our Washington Conservation Corps field crews assisted Thurston Conservation District on a large-scale restoration project along the Skookumchuck River. 
Earth Day at home – celebrate what makes Washington great (and our birthday!)
Washington's beauty is timeless, and personal choices to protect that beauty must be renewed every day.

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