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Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Icicle Creek Water Resource Management Strategy

Publication number Date Published
18-12-016January 2019
VIEW NOW Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Icicle Creek Water Resource Management Strategy (Number of pages: 892) (Publication Size: 54578KB)

Appendix A - Comments & Responses
(463 pages) (24MB)

Appendix B - SEPA Responsiveness Summary
(211 pages) (11MB)

Appendix C - Eightmile Lake Feasibility Study
(184 pages) (10MB)

Appendix D - Alpine Lakes Optimization Automation
(250 pages) (59MB)

Appendix E - WDFW Priority Species and Preferred Habitat List
(5 pages) (183KB)

Appendix F - Easement Agreements and Deeds
(83 pages) (45MB)

Appendix G - Flow Charts with Climate Change Scenarios
(67 pages) (24MB)

Appendices A-D
(1108 pages) (105MB)

Appendicies E-G
(155 pages) (69MB)

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Author(s) Office of Columbia River
Description Water management projects identified in the programmatic EIS are designed to benefit streamflows in late summer and early fall and institute efficiencies to protect all water uses in the basin. These include conservation, reoperation of existing storage, pump exchanges, new storage, as well as fish passage, screening, and habitat projects.
The EIS evaluates five alternatives of project types that are collectively designed to meet the guiding principles, as well as a no-action alternative, and a preferred alternative is chosen.

Icicle Creek is a major tributary to the Wenatchee River in Chelan County. The Icicle Creek watershed encompasses an area of approximately 212 square miles most of which is undeveloped and resides in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and the Wenatchee National Forest. Flows from Icicle Creek support a range of demands ranging from domestic waters supply and agricultural irrigation to habitat for fish. Taken together, these demands on the watershed are often greater than the water supply needed to meet them.

The Icicle Creek Water Strategy is a cooperative effort by local, state and federal agencies, tribes, irrigation and agricultural interests and environmental organizations to address chronic water supply issues in the Icicle Creek Watershed. Instream flows for fish will more than double under the strategy and additional water supply will be secured for agricultural and domestic use.
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Information Sheet for the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Icicle Water Management Strategy