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Progress on Watershed Planning and Setting Instream Flows (Historical)

Publication number Date Published
05-11-038December 2005
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Author(s) Gale Blomstrom and Wendy Bolender
Description This report is the second annual report to the legislature on the progress of watershed planning and setting instream flows in Washington. Prepared by the Department of Ecology (Ecology) under state law (RCWs 90.82.043(5) and 90.82.080 (6), this document describes:

1) The statutory changes recommended by planning units in county-approved watershed plans.
2) The status of state efforts in adopting administrative rules to put instream flows in place.

In addition, the report provides an overview of current watershed planning and instream flow-setting efforts statewide and describes some of the activities and tools to support those efforts. It also provides a glimpse into the future as watershed efforts move beyond the planning phase and into implementation, identifying anticipated watershed needs and Ecology’s proposed efforts to address them. Finally, the report describes activities by specific watersheds on watershed planning and instream flow rule development.
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Keywords 2005 Legislative, watershed management, instream flow
WEB PAGE Watershed Planning, Instream Flows
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
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2006 Report to the Legislature: Progress on Watershed Planning and Setting Instream Flows