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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.

In January 2015, a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Kachess Drought Relief Pumping Plant (KDRPP) and Keechelus Reservoir-to-Kachess Reservoir Conveyance (KKC) Projects was released and the public comment period ended March 10. After considering the comments contained in hundreds of letters from the public, Reclamation and Ecology are reopening the comment period for an additional 60 days. The new comment period will end June 15, 2015.

During that time, four additional public meetings will be held:

May 4, 2015
Hal Holmes Center in Ellensburg, WA
1:30-3:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
May 5, 2015
U.S. Forest Service Ranger District office in Cle Elum, WA
1:30-3:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
 
The public comment period for the Cle Elum Pool Raise Project has ended. A Final EIS is in the process of being prepared and is expected to be released in May 2015.
 
Current News
04/2015 Update: Kachess Drought Relief Pumping Plant and Keechelus Reservoir to Kachess Reservoir Conveyance Projects PDF 151 kb
01/2015 Draft EIS for Kachess and Keechelus Projects Released HTML
 
Meeting Notes and Handouts
2015 Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan Meeting Notes >>
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

03/2015 Feasibility Design Draft Report Kachess Drought Relieft Pumping Plant PDF 21.14 mb
03/2015 Feasibility Design Draft Report Keechelus-to-Kachess Conveyance PDF 20.41 mb
01/2015 Keechelus-to-Kachess Conveyance and Kachess Drought Relief Pumping Plant Draft Environmental Impact Statement PDF 34 mb
01/2015 Keechelus-to-Kachess Conveyance and Kachess Drought Relief Pumping Plant Draft Environmental Impact Statement Executive Summary PDF 7.83 mb
11/2014 Technical Memorandum: Hydrologic Modeling of System Improvements Phase 1 Report PDF 22.15 mb
09/2014 Cle Elum Pool Raise Project DRAFT Environmental Impact Statement Executive Summary PDF 5.19 mb
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
07/2009 Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project Timeline PDF 183 kb
06/2009 Washington State Dept. of Ecology Final EIS 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
Additional Reference Documents >>
 
Partner

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: April 22, 2015 8:29 AM