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Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Committee WRIA 7 Snohomish

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Last revised: July 22, 2021

A view of WRIA 7

The Streamflow Restoration Act (RCW 90.94) is a new law affecting water resource management in Washington State. The law, passed in 2018, helps protect water resources while providing water for families in rural Washington. 

The law directs local planning groups in 15 watersheds to develop or update plans that offset potential impacts to instream flows associated with new permit-exempt domestic water use.

WRIA 7 from Rattlesnake Ledge

How the law affects this watershed

As of Jan. 19. 2018, new permit-exempt wells for domestic use in this watershed are:

  • allowed 950 gallons per day as the maximum annual average (350 gallons per day during drought).
  • subject to a $500 fee.

Please contact your county for more information on these standards as they may change in the final watershed plan or any potential rulemaking.

This watershed:

  • has an instream flow rule that does not regulate permit-exempt wells.
  • is directed by Section 203 of the new law to adopt a watershed restoration and enhancement plan by June 30, 2021.

The Department of Ecology offers free language services. We can provide information written in your preferred language and interpreters over the phone. For more information, please contact Ingria Jones at 425 466-6005.

WRE Planning Update

Despite hard work and commitment, the WRIA 7 Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Committee did not locally approve their watershed plan and submit to Ecology for review before the June 30, 2021 adoption deadline. See the April 2021 meeting summary for more information. The streamflow restoration law required the Committee’s watershed plan to be locally approved and adopted by Ecology by June 30, 2021 or an alternative pathway for plan adoption is initiated.

Starting in July 2021, the Department of Ecology will prepare and adopt a plan as directed by RCW 90.94.030(3)(h). There is not a role for the WRIA 7 Committee in this process so the Committee does not have additional meetings scheduled. For more details on plan finalization, please see our streamflow restoration planning update.

Committee's Draft WRE Plan

The chair distributed the draft watershed restoration and enhancement plan for review by entities on the Committee. The draft plan, appendices, and supporting resources are linked here:

Meetings

This committee had until June 2021 to complete plans that estimate the 20 year consumptive use from new permit-exempt wells and identify projects to offset that consumptive use.

The committee does not have additional meetings scheduled.

2021

April 15 -- 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m., WebEx only.  WebEx link available in the agenda.

January 14—  12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., WebEx only.  WebEx link available in the agenda.

2020

December 10—  12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., WebEx only.  WebEx link available in the agenda.

November 12—  12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., WebEx only.  WebEx link available in the agenda.

October 8—  12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., WebEx only.  WebEx link available in the agenda.

September 10—  12:30-3:30 p.m., WebEx only.  WebEx link available in the agenda.

August 13 —  12:30-3:30 p.m., WebEx Only

July —  There will be no Committee meeting

June 11 —  12:30-3:30 p.m., WebEx Only

May —  There will be no Committee meeting

April 9 —  12:30-3:30 p.m., WebEx Only

March 12 —  12:30-3:30 p.m., WebEx Only

February 13 —  12:30-3:30 p.m., Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Avenue, Everett

January  23 —  Technical Working Group

2019

December 12 —  12:30-3:30 p.m., Willis Tucker Community Park, Gary Weikel Room, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish

November 18 —Technical Workgroup

November 14 — 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Brightwater Facility, Community Room, 22505 State Route 9 SE, Woodinville

October 10 12:30-3:30 p.m., Willis Tucker Community Park, Gary Weikel Room, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish

October 2 —Technical Workgroup

September 12 12:30-3:30 p.m., Brightwater Facility, Community Room, 22505 State Route 9 SE, Woodinville

August 26 Technical Workgroup Meeting

August 8 1:00-3:30 p.m., Brightwater Facility, Community Room, 22505 State Route 9 SE, Woodinville

July 11 Technical Workgroup Meeting

June 13 12:30-3:30 p.m., Brightwater Facility, Community Room, 22505 State Route 9 SE, Woodinville 

June 05 Technical Workgroup Meeting

May 23 Technical Workgroup Meeting

May 9 12:30-3:30 p.m., Brightwater Facility, Community Room, 22505 State Route 9 SE, Woodinville 

April 29 Technical Workgroup Meeting

April 11 12:30-3:30 p.m., Willis Tucker Community Park, Gary Weikel Room, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish

March 18 Technical Workgroup Meeting

March 14 12:30-4:00 p.m., Carnation Fire Department, 3600 Tolt Avenue NE, Carnation

February 14 12:30-3:30 p.m., Willis Tucker Community Park, Gary Weikel Room |6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish

January 10 12:30-4 p.m. Everett Transit Center, Mt. Baker Room 3201, Smith Ave, Ste. 215, Everett WA

2018

December 19 12:30-4 p.m. at the Duvall Fire Station, 15600 1st Ave. NE, Duvall, WA

October 25

Streamflow restoration implementation grants

We have launched a grant program for Streamflow Restoration implementation projects. These grants will focus on projects that improve streamflows and instream resources.

Committee specific resource materials

General information

 

Contact:

Ingria Jones
Streamflow Restoration
ingria.jones@ecy.wa.gov
425 649-4210

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