The streamflow restoration law (RCW 90.94) required planning groups in fifteen watersheds to develop new watershed plans or update their existing plans that offset impacts from new domestic permit-exempt wells and achieve a net ecological benefit within the watershed. The law set deadlines for plans to be locally approved and adopted by Ecology.
Local planning is now complete in all watersheds. We adopted nine watershed plans and one rule. Five watershed plans still need to be completed and are moving to the next phase. We will finalize these plans based on the local planning group’s work.
Track streamflow restoration planning
Learn about what happened in the 15 watersheds, also called water resource inventory areas (WRIAs).