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The Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority, a partner helping develop and carry out the Chehalis Basin Strategy, earned a prestigious national award.
Months of unusually warm and dry weather continue to put pressure on the state’s rivers and streams.
70 percent of the state is abnormally dry, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
The U.S. Drought Monitor map classifies much of the region as experiencing moderate drought-like conditions.
In April, water managers announced a 100 percent water supply for Yakima irrigators this season. They optimistically predicted all water users were set.
We have notified 93 junior water right holders in the Chehalis River basin that their access to surface water for irrigation is curtailed.
Barrier culverts will be redesigned or reconstructed to allow migrating fish easier access to crucial stream habitat in Grays Harbor and Lewis counties.
Chehalis Basin Board will meet on Aug. 3 to discuss how to move forward with flood control projects without a state capital budget.
The Office of Chehalis Basin was created in July 2017 to integrate a strategy for long-term flood damage reduction and aquatic species restoration.
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