Ecology, planning groups, and technical consultants have been developing or updating watershed plans in 15 water resource inventory areas (WRIAs) since January 2018. Planning takes about three years. You can use our interactive map that shows where the law applies. Seven of the 15 watersheds have now completed watershed plans or a rule. Planning groups in the remaining watersheds are finalizing their plans.
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 set by 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).