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Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Committee WRIA 14 Kennedy/Goldsborough

Ecology home | Water supply | Streamflow restoration | WRIA 14 Kennedy-Goldsborough Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Committee

Last revised: July 22, 2021

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.

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 Angela Johnson at 360 407-6668

WRE Planning Update

Despite hard work and commitment, the WRIA 14 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 14 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.

Final Draft WRE Plan for Local Review

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 21--9:00 am - 11:30 am  WebEx link is available in the agenda.  Vote on Final Plan.

January 26, Special Additional January Meeting 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

January 14, 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., WebEx Only: Because of the current guidance to not hold in-person meetings, this meeting will be WebEx only. WebEx link is available in the agenda.

2020

December 10, 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., WebEx Only: Because of the current guidance to not hold in-person meetings, this meeting will be WebEx only. WebEx link is available in the agenda.

November 12, 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., WebEx Only: Because of the current guidance to not hold in-person meetings, this meeting will be WebEx only. WebEx link is available in the agenda.

October 8, 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., WebEx Only: Because of the current guidance to not hold in-person meetings, this meeting will be WebEx only. WebEx link is available in the agenda.

September 10, 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., WebEx Only: Because of the current guidance to not hold in-person meetings, this meeting will be WebEx only. WebEx link is available in the agenda.

August 13, 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., WebEx Only: Because of the current guidance to not hold in-person meetings, this meeting will be WebEx only. WebEx link is available in the agenda.

July 9, 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., WebEx Only: Because of the current guidance to not hold in-person meetings, this meeting will be WebEx only. WebEx link is available in the agenda.

June 11, 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., WebEx Only: Because of the current guidance to not hold in-person meetings, this meeting will be WebEx only. WebEx link is available in the agenda. We appreciate your flexibility and look forward to talking with you.

May 14, 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., WebEx Only: Because of the current guidance to not hold in-person meetings, this meeting will be WebEx only. WebEx link is available in the agenda. We appreciate your flexibility and look forward to talking with you.

April 9, 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., WebEx Only: Because of the current guidance to not hold in-person meetings, this meeting will be WebEx only. WebEx link is available in the agenda. We appreciate your flexibility and look forward to talking with you.

March 12, 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., WebEx Only

Because of the current guidance to not hold in-person meetings, this meeting will be WebEx only. WebEx link is available in the agenda. We appreciate your flexibility and look forward to talking with you.

February 13, 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Mason County Public Works, 100 Public Works Dr., Shelton, WA 98584

January 9, 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Mason County Public Works, 100 Public Works Dr., Shelton, WA 98584

2019

December 12, 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Mason County Public Works, 100 W Public Works Drive, Shelton, WA 98584

November 14, 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Mason County Public Works, 100 W Public Works Drive, Shelton, WA 98584

October 10, 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Mason County Public Works, 100 W Public Works Drive, Shelton, WA 98584

September 12, 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Mason County Public Works, 100 W Public Works Drive, Shelton, WA 98584

August 8, 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Mason County Public Works, 100 W Public Works Drive, Shelton, WA 98584

August 6, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. WORKGROUP MEETING (contact Angela Johnson for more information)

July 11, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, at Mason County Public Works, 100 W Public Works Drive, Shelton, WA 98584

June 9, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, at Mason County Public Works, 100 W Public Works Drive, Shelton, WA 98584

May 9, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, at Mason County Public Works, 100 W Public Works Drive, Shelton, WA 98584

April 11, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Mason County Public Works, 100 W Public Works Drive, Shelton, WA 98584

March 14, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Mason County Public Works, 100 W Public Works Drive, Shelton, WA 98584

Feburary 14, Meeting canceled

January 10, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Shelton Civic Center, 525 W. Cota St., Shelton, WA 98584

2018

December 6

October 31

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:USGS: Streamflow Depletion by Wells

General information:

Contact:

Angela Johnson
Streamflow Restoration
angela.johnson@ecy.wa.gov
360 407-6668

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