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WRIA 59 Colville River Watershed Detailed Implementation Plan

Publication number Date Published
06-11-051 March 2006
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Author(s) Golder Associates
Description This Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) guides implementation of the WRIA 59 Colville River Watershed Plan and fulfills the requirements of the Watershed Planning Act, Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 90.82.043 and RCW 90.82.048. The Colville River Watershed is denoted as Watershed Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) 59. WRIAs are described in Chapter 173-100 Washington Administrative Code (WAC). WRIA 59 includes about 1,300 square miles of land that drains into the Colville River and ultimately into Lake Roosevelt. About 99 percent of this area is included within Stevens County, in northeastern Washington State.
The WRIA 59 Colville River Watershed Plan (completed in accordance with Chapter 90.82 RCW) was approved by the WRIA 59 Watershed Planning Team (Planning Team) and then adopted by the Stevens County Board of Commissioners in November 2004. To achieve this, the Planning Team has worked diligently since January 2000 to study, learn, understand,
discuss, debate, and plan for the water resources of WRIA 59. Those involved in development of the WRIA 59 Colville River Watershed Plan included local forestry, agriculture, commerce and industry representatives and landowners in the watershed, along with local, state, federal and tribal governments. The Planning Team’s efforts were guided by their mission statement:
“Develop a long range sustainable Watershed Plan that locally directs management and implementation of this Plan to address current and future water needs, while working to help protect and improve the water resources within the Colville River Watershed.”
The WRIA 59 Colville River Watershed Plan contains obligations and recommendations that provide solutions and strategies for short-term and long-term water resource management in
WRIA 59. The Plan is an informed effort to balance water supply and demand and to provide a cooperative process for local and state agencies to work together to manage the
water resources of WRIA 59.
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Keywords watershed processes, WRIA 59, implementation plan, water supply, water resources, watershed planning
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 59 Colville

WRIA 59 Colville River Watershed Plan

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