Streamflow restoration planning

Ecology, planning groups, and technical consultants have been working on watershed plan development in 15 water resource inventory areas (WRIAs) since January 2018. Planning is anticipated to take approximately three years. Six of the 15 watersheds now have updated watershed plans. See our latest news release about three watershed plan updates.

In a nutshell

  • Watershed plans are prepared, approved, and submitted by watershed planning groups.
  • We review the approved watershed plans and determine whether they meet the minimum requirements of the law.
  • We then adopt submitted watershed plans by the deadlines provided by the legislation or move into rulemaking. 

Track streamflow restoration planning

  • Learn about what's happening in the 15 watersheds, also called water resource inventory areas (WRIAs), see below: