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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: May 08, 2019

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.

We are leading the WRIA 14 Kennedy/Goldsborough Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Committee. Get more information:

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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.


This committee has until June 30, 2021 to complete plans that estimate the 20 year consumptive use from permit-exempt wells and identifies projects to offset that consumptive use. The plans will need to meet net ecological benefit.

The standing meeting date will be the 2nd Thursday of every month, from around 9:00 am – 12:30 pm at Mason County Public Works – 100 W. Public Works Dr. Shelton, WA 98584, unless otherwise indicated. Future meeting dates will be:

  • January 10, 2019
  • February 14, 2019
  • March 14, 2019
  • April 11, 2019
  • May 9, 2019
  • June 13, 2019


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


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:


Angela Johnson
Streamflow Restoration
360 407-6668

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