Yakima River Basin Water Conservation Program report (to accompany H.R. 1690) by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources.

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  • Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project,
  • Water resources development -- Law and legislation -- Washington (State) -- Yakima River Watershed

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SeriesReport / 103d Congress, 2d session, House of Representatives -- 103-644
The Physical Object
Pagination29 p. ;
Number of Pages29
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Open LibraryOL14451175M
OCLC/WorldCa31019241

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Yakima River Basin Water Conservation Program The Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project legislation (Title XII of P.L. ) authorizes Reclamation to evaluate and implement various measures to improve water management in the Yakima River Basin to protect, mitigate, and enhance fish and wildlife and improve the reliability of the.

Yakima River Basin Water Conservation Program (Program) authorized by Title XII of the Act of OctoPub. (Title XII). The goal of the Program is to improve instream flows for fish and wildlife and the reliability of the irrigation water. SEC. YAKIMA RIVER BASIN WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM.

(a) ESTABLISHMENT- (1) The Secretary, in consultation with the State of Washington, the Yakama Indian Nation, Yakima River basin irrigators, and other interested parties, shall establish and administer a Yakima River Basin Water Conservation Program for the.

Seeking integrated water solutions. Our Office of Columbia River helped develop a new approach for water resource management that sets aside historic clashes over water, helping us to respond during times of drought and to prepare for a changing climate. The Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Management Plan builds on decades of work to achieve water security that began in the s.

Author(s) Sandisen, Derek and Christiansen, Wendy, et al. Description: The Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement evaluates two alternatives to meet the water supply and ecosystem restoration needs in the Yakima River basin-the No Action Alternative and the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource.

Yakima River Basin WR 38 & the Jurisdictional Areas of Yakima County in WRIA Water Resources Advisory Committee. And. Yakima Basin Water Resources Agency. Funded by Grant No. G, provided by Washington State Department of Ecology under the Watershed Management Act, Chapter RCW.

Septem   Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan: active: YRBWEP Workgroup - Yakima River Basin Study: complete: YRBWEP Workgroup: complete: Yakima River Basin Interim Operating Plan: complete: YRBWEP Phase II — Conservation: ongoing: YRBWEP Phase I — Fish Screens: complete: YRBWEP.

Sec. Yakima River Basin Water Conservation Program. Sec. Yakima Basin water projects, operations, and authorizations. Subtitle D—Bureau of Reclamation Facility Conveyances Sec.

Conveyance of Maintenance Complex and District Office of the Arbuckle Project, Oklahoma. Sec. Contra Costa Canal transfer. Subtitle C—Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project Sec. Authorization of phase III. Sec. Modification of purposes and definitions.

Sec. Yakima River Basin Water Conservation Program. Sec. Yakima Basin water projects, operations, and authorizations.

Subtitle D—Bureau of Reclamation Facility Conveyances Sec. Get this from a library. Yakima River Basin Water Conservation Program: report (to accompany H.R. [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources.]. The Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project Workgroup, a stakeholder group co-chaired by us and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, provides policy and project development advice on implementing the Yakima River basin integrated water resource plan.

Group members represent a myriad of private, local, tribal, state, federal, and environmental interests in the Yakima River basin. Year Published: Assessment of Eutrophication in the Lower Yakima River Basin, Washington, In response to concerns that excessive plant growth in the lower Yakima River in south-central Washington was degrading water quality and affecting recreational use, the U.S.

Geological Survey and the South Yakima Conservation District conducted an assessment of eutrophication in the lower.

Program Objective. Within the Yakima River Basin: (1) to protect, mitigate, and enhance fish and wildlife through improved water management; improved instream flows; improved water quality; protection, creation and enhancement of wetlands; and by other appropriate means of habitat improvement; (2) to improve the reliability of water supply for.

Enhanced Water Conservation. Conserving up toacre-feet of water per year is the goal of the agricultural side of this program, allowing better instream flows for fish and more precise delivery and use of water. Local governments actively encourage improvements in water conservation from individual homeowners for indoor and outdoor use.

The Yakima Basin integrated plan has included conservation projects implemented by irrigation districts, the state’s purchase of the Teanaway Community Forest, water storage projects and fish. Water conservation is an important component to the success of the Yakima River Basin Integrated basin, encompassing 6, square miles of land spread across Kittitas, Yakima, and Benton counties, has experienced decades of water.

Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group, JuneDraft Basin Conservation Plan for the Yakima River Basin: Water Conservation Program, Report to the Secretary of the Interior. Yakima, Washington. Yakima Valley Conference of Governments,Draft Yakima River Basin Water Quality Plan, vols.

Inthe Legislature authorized funding for the initial development phase of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan, a consensus-based effort to assure sustainable water supplies for families, farms, and fish in the Yakima River Basin over the next 30 years.

Projects and activities outlined in the plan's first phase are designed to quickly improve streamflows, habitat, and fish passage, and. In Maythe Yakima County Superior Court completed its adjudication process for the Yakima River Basin.

This process determined surface water rights for about 2, water rights. Ecology is providing water users with adjudicated certificates, which show their water right’s extent (quantity) and priority. Thus, pumping from emergency wells without mitigation would impair existing users and instream flow water rights.

The bottom line is that water in the Yakima River basin is over-allocated, and in water-short years, junior water rights (called “pro-ratables”) take a big hit. The Yakima River Basin in south-central Washington was selected for one of four surface-water pilot studies. The Yakima Basin pilot program showed that agricultural practices in the basin can greatly increase concentrations of suspended sediment, nutrients, trace metals, pesticides, and fecal-indicator bacteria in streams that receive.

of water supply for irrigation; (3) to authorize a Yakima River basin water conservation program that will improve the efficiency of water delivery and use; enhance basin water supplies; improve water quality; protect, create and enhance wetlands, and determine the amount of basin water needs that can be met by water conservation measures; (4) to realize sufficient water savings from the.

Author(s) Water Resources Program: Description: Hydrology of the Upper Yakima River Basin, Washington. Water Supply Bulletin 52 () summarizes available surface and ground water data to describe the hydrologic setting of the lower Yakima River basin.

(a) Under present physical conditions in the Yakima river basin there is an insufficient supply of ground and surface water to satisfy the present needs of the basin, and that the general health, welfare, and safety of the people of the Yakima river basin depend upon the conservation, management, development, and optimum use of all the basin's water resources.

(Sec. 3) Prohibits conserved water resulting from the expenditure of Federal funds from being used to expand irrigation in the basin, except on the Yakama Indian Reservation. Directs the Secretary to establish the Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group to provide assistance with respect to the Program.

Yakima integrated plan implementation account. Yakima integrated plan implementation taxable bond account. Yakima integrated plan implementation revenue recovery account.

Report to the legislature and governor. Construction of a water supply project — Prior review by the state of Washington water. Yakima River Basin Programmatic EIS The Washington State Department of Ecology, Bureau of Reclamation, Yakama Indian Nation, and a wide ranging group of stakeholders worked together to develop a comprehensive program to improve water supply for irrigation and fish habitat.

In eastern Washington’s Yakima River basin, all the West’s contentious water issues are concentrated in a 6, square-mile area: The Yakima River Basin’s $ billion agricultural economy1 relies on five Bureau of Reclamation reservoirs and other irrigation infrastructure.

These canals, diversions and delivery systems were. After years of drought, water rights conflicts, and wildlife loss, Congress authorized the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Program (YRBWEP) in to help mitigate the basin’s water supply issues.

Since then, Congress has authorized three subsequent YRBWEP Phases. The Yakima River basin is a rich agricultural area located in central Washington State on the east slope of the Cascade Mountain range ().The Yakima River is a major tributary of the Columbia River, annually producing an average of about million acre-feet ( million megaliters (ML)) of streamflow.

(Sec. 3) The bill directs the Conservation Advisory Group to provide recommendations to advance the purposes and programs of the Yakima River Basin Enhancement Project. Federal and state governments may fund up to the % of the local cost share of the Basin Conservation Program in exchange for the long-term use of the conserved water.

Authorize federal involvement for the first 10 years of the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan.

Create a volcano early warning system with. The Columbia River Basin Restoration Program was created inthrough an amendment to the Clean Water Act. It established both a Funding Assistance Program and a working group made up of state governments, tribal governments, industry representatives, and others.

The Yakama Nation’s fisheries program is restoring one of only four remaining sockeye populations in the Columbia River Basin. “By using a watershed-scale approach and working with the state, the Yakama Nation, and a diverse range of stakeholders, the Yakima Basin has become a model for watershed collaboration,” said Deputy Secretary Connor.

YAKIMA, Wash. -- The massive public-lands bill that passed the U.S. Senate on Tuesday includes Yakima Basin water storage and habitat restoration projects. The Yakima Basin Clean Water Partnership shares similar goals with many other water quality efforts in our basin, but this RC&D Committee was specifically formed to explore the applicability of an Ecosystem Services Market in the Yakima River Basin.

We are focused on strategies that will lead to more effective spending of our limited. The Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group is a Federal advisory committee that provides technical advice and counsel to the Secretary of the Interior and Washington State on the structure, implementation, and oversight of the Yakima River Basin Water Conservation Program.

Water Security for the Yakima River Basin’s Economy, Communities, and Watersheds J Prepared for: Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project Workgroup Economic Subcommittee KOIN Center SW Columbia Street Suite Portland, OR Ecology Publication Number ECONorthwest)''7 *-2%2') 40%+.

Yakima River Basin. A study estimates that 14 irrigation districts in the basin could save up toacre-feet of water at a cost of about $ million. Anot toacre-feet could be saved through on-farm efficiency programs.

Most of the Yakima water conservation projects remain under-funded and largely unimplemented. Yakima River Basin: Water, Jobs and Fish Water in the Yakima River Basin is vital to Washington’s agricultural economy, growing communities and businesses, and fish and other wildlife.

Since the early s, however, demand for water from the Yakima River has exceeded the supply. After nearly a century of discord, basin leaders have adopted.

Meeting of the Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group, a Federal Advisory Committee, will be held Monday, Febru from AM to PM at the Bureau of. Partners in the conservation efforts include: the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSmart program; and Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project; Washington Department of Ecology’s Water Resources Program; Yakima Basin Integrated Plan through the Office of Columbia River; the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Columbia Basin Water.The project, which is part of the Yakima River basin integrated water management plan, will help fund projects that improve irrigation efficiency, reduce soil erosion, improve water quality, and.

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