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Integrated Water Resource Management Plan

On March 2, 2012, the Bureau of Reclamation and Washington State Department of Ecology released the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan (Integrated Plan). In 2013, a Record of Decision was signed by Reclamation, which selected the Integrated Plan Alternative identified in the Final PEIS.

Two Notices of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Public Scoping Meetings were published in the Federal Register on October 30, 2013 - one for the Kachess Drought Relief Pumping Plant (formerly identified as Kachess Reservoir Inactive Storage) and Keechelus-to-Kachess Conveyance EIS, and one for the Cle Elum Pool Raise EIS. Scoping Meetings were held November 20 in Yakima, WA, and November 21 in Cle Elum, WA.

 
Current News
Final Programmatic EIS for Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan Released
 
Meeting Notes and Handouts
2014 Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan Meeting Notes >>
2013 Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan Meeting Notes >>
2012 Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan Meeting Notes>>
2011 Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan Meeting Notes>>
2010 Workgroup Meeting Notes and Handouts (includes subcommittees) >>
2009 Workgroup Meeting Notes and Handouts>>
 
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YRBWEP Reports

09/2014 Cle Elum Pool Raise Project DRAFT Environmental Impact Statement PDF 18.84 mb
05/2014 Technical Memorandum: Programmatic Framework for Aquifer Storage and Recovery in the Ahtanum Valley PDF 1.98 mb
05/2014 Clear Creek Dam Fish Passage Assessment, Second Annual Progress Report PDF 4.76 mb
04/2014 Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan
Technical Memorandum: Wymer Reservoir Temperature Study

PDF 2.75 mb
04/2014 Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan
Technical Memorandum: Wymer Reservoir Pumping Plant Update
PDF 11.8 mb
03/2014 Scoping Summary Report for the Keechelus-to-Kachess Conveyance & Kachess Drought Relief Pumping Plant Environmental Impact Statement PDF 9.26 mb
02/2014 Scoping Summary Report for the Cle Elum Pool Raise Environmental Impact Statement PDF 5.52 mb
10/2013 Kachess Reservoir Inactive Storage Project Alternatives Comparison and Recommendation for Advancement PDF 13.13 mb
09/2013 Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan Technical Memorandum: Field Investigation of Shallow Groundwater Recharge - Eastern Kittitas Valley, WA PDF 32.49 mb
09/2013 Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan Technical Memorandum: Screening of Alternatives for the Keechelus-to-Kachess Conveyance Project PDF 5.89 mb
07/2013 Record of Decision for the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement PDF 559 kb
04/2013 First Annual Progress Report Clear Creek Dam Passage Assessment PDF 5.20 mb
04/2013 Appraisal Study of Kittitas Valley Delivery Systems for Groundwater Recharge and Creek Flows Technical Memoranda PDF 3.76 mb
10/2012 Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan Framework for Implementation Report PDF 3.21 mb
10/2012 Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan Four Accounts Analysis PDF 1.63 mb
10/2012 Technical Memorandum: Preliminary Cost Allocation for the Proposed Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan PDF 1.01 mb
06/2012 Yakima River Basin Study Technical Memorandum: Cost Risk Assessment of Six Projects from the Proposed Integrated Water Resource Management Plan PDF 2.49 mb
03/2012 Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Plan Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) PDF 18.6 mb
03/2012 Executive Summary for the Final PEIS PDF 4.19 mb
02/2012 Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resources Management Plan Final Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act Report PDF 2.68 mb
11/2011 Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) PDF 8.43 mb
11/2011 Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan, Draft PEIS, Executive Summary PDF 830 kb
11/2011 Yakima River Basin Water Resource Management Plan Draft Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act Report PDF 1.43 mb
08/2011 Scoping Summary Report Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management PDF 8.39 mb
08/2011 Addendum to the Proposed Integrated Water Resource Management Plan, Vol. 1 PDF 382 kb
04/2011 Proposed Integrated Water Resource Management Plan: Vol. 1 PDF 2.48 mb
03/2011 Final Integrated Plan Summary Support Document PDF 331 kb
03/2011 Technical Memoranda: Volume 2 HTML
12/2009 Preliminary Integrated Water Resource Management Plan for the Yakima River Basin HTML
07/2009 YRBWEP Fact Sheet PDF 57 kb
01/2008 Yakima River Basin Fish Passage, Phase I and II Fish Screen Construction Project Completion Report PDF 745 kb
11/2002 Yakima River Basin Interim Operation Plan PDF 6.0 mb
04/1985 Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project, Phase 2, Status Report PDF 3.1 mb
02/1984 Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project, Phase 2, Draft Plan of Study PDF 5.5 mb
01/1984 Damsite and Structure Review Team Report PDF 24.36 mb
08/1982 Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project, Phase 1 Study Team Report PDF 6.0 mb
     
Reference Documents
03/1999 Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project Record of Decision Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement PDF 383 kb
01/1999 YRBWEP Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement PDF 30.27 mb
10/1997 Cle Elum Pool Raise Planning Aid Memorandum PDF 1.94 mb
1979-84 YRBWEP Authorization Documents HTML
07/2009 Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project Timeline PDF 183 kb
12/2008 Yakima River Basin Water Storage Feasibility Study Planning Report/EIS HTML
06/2009 Washington State Dept. of Ecology Final EIS HTML
08/2008 Yakima Steelhead Recovery Plan HTML
09/2008 Cle Elum and Bumping Lake Dams Fish Passage Facilities Planning Report – Draft PDF 6.0 mb
2006-08 USGS Yakima Basin Studies HTML
03/2009 Climate Impact Group - Climate change impact on water management and irrigated agriculture in the Yakima River Basin, Washington, USA PDF 409 kb
09/2007 Detailed Implementation Plan PDF 3.71 mb
01/2003 Watershed Management Plan PDF 18.36 mb
05/1999 System Operation Advisory Committee (SOAC) Report on Biologically Based Flows for the Yakima River Basin PDF 2.3 mb
06/1989 Appraisal Assessment of Tributary Storage Potentials - Kittitas Valley, Washington PDF 8.3 mb
03/1984 Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Study - Preliminary Report for Swauk Creek Dam, Lake Cle Elum Tunnel & Lake Cle Elum Pumping Plant PDF 2.8 mb

05/1978 Yakima River Reregulating Storage - Feasibility Study PDF 10.8 mb
05/1978 Yakima River Reregulating Storage - Appendix A-E PDF 4.3mb
     
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Washington State Department of Ecology

 
Contacts
Wendy Christensen
gchristensen@usbr.gov
Derek Sandison
dsan461@ecy.wa.gov
Bureau of Reclamation
Pacific Northwest Region
Columbia-Cascades Area Office
1917 Marsh Road
Yakima, WA 98901-2058
(509) 575-5848 x203

Director, Office of Columbia River
State of Washington
Department of Ecology
15 W. Yakima Ave, Ste 200
Yakima, WA  98902-3452
( 509) 457-7120

Last Update: September 22, 2014 10:22 AM