Skagit River basin studies

Science and analysis are the basis of our decision-making in the Skagit River basin:

  • We based the Skagit River basin instream flow rule on fish studies.
  • The Skagit task force recommends and develops scientific studies in the basin. 
  • Examining potential mitigation and water supply options supports our ongoing search for viable long-term water supply solutions for future rural development.
  • Groundwater studies help us determine where and how much mitigation is needed to offset the impacts on streams from new water uses.