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Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Committee WRIA 9 Duwamish/Green

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Last revised: December 3, 2019

View of a river from the bank 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.

Ecology is leading the WRIA 9 Duwamish/Green Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Committee. Get more information:

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How the law affects this watershed

people fishing off the end of a wooden patioAs 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.

 Meetings

This committee has 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 plans will need to meet net ecological benefit.

The standing meeting date for this committee is the 4th Tuesday of the month in the afternoon. The committee will meet every other month starting in February 2020.

2020

January 28 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Location TBD

2019

November 19 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. King County South Treatment Plant, 1200 Monster Rd SW, Renton, WA 98057.

October 22 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168.

September 24 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168.

August No WREC Meeting

July 23 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Meeting and project site visits. Auburn City Hall, Council Chambers, 25 W Main St, Auburn, WA.

June 25 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168.

May 28 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. King County South Treatment Plan, Black River Room, 1200 Monster Road S.W. Renton, WA 98507. This is a joint meeting with the Cedar-Sammamish (WRIA 8) Committee.

April 23 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

March 26 

February 26 

January 22  

2018

December 11th

October 29

Streamflow restoration implementation grants

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

Committee specific resource materials

General information

Contact:

Stephanie Potts
Streamflow Restoration
stephanie.potts@ecy.wa.gov
425 649-7138

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