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Focus on Yakima Basin Water Plan (Historical)

Publication number Date Published Date Revised
13-12-002January 2012July 2012
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Author(s) Derek Sandison
Description The Yakima Basin Integrated Water Management Plan, built on cooperation and collaboration among water users, lays the groundwork for stable water supplies decades into the future. The alternative to moving the plan forward is contentious and costly legal battles over water that will leave many losers among water users in the basin.

New legislation will help ensure that:
• Communities in the Yakima Basin will have the water they need to support population growth and prosperity.
• Farmers will have water for healthy and expanding operations.
• Fish populations will thrive as habitat, fish passage and stream flows are restored.
• Watershed lands acquired under the plan will be efficiently managed.
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Keywords Yakima Basin, Yakima River, water supply
WEB PAGE Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan