WRIA 49 Watershed Planning Unit

 

Draft Watershed Plan Addendum Okanogan River Basin WRIA 49

Notice of Threshold SEPA Determination

 Project Summary

The Planning Department has submitted a SEPA checklist for the adoption of an addendum to Okanogan County’s, Okanogan Basin Watershed Plan.  The passage of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill (ESSB) 6091 as codified by the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 90.94 requires that an update to WRIA 49, Okanogan River Watershed, be approved by Washington Department of Ecology by February 1, 2021.  RCW 90.94 requires the update to address future permit-exempt well use and associated streamflow restoration projects to achieve net ecological benefit.  The plan addendum was developed by the WRIA 49 Initiating Governments (IG’s) and Planning Unit members representing various stakeholders throughout the basin. 

 The SEPA Responsible Official has reviewed the Environmental Checklist and project description and has issued a Threshold Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) on this proposal in accordance with WAC 197-11-340. All comments will be reviewed for relevance, and if necessary the DNS will be changed.  If no comments are received or the comments received do not provide probable, significant, and adverse impacts from the proposal the DNS will stand.

 Comments for SEPA threshold must be submitted in writing to the Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave North, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, no later than September 23, 2020.

 Information is available on our website www.okanogancounty.org/planning. Direct questions and comments to: Pete Palmer, Director of Planning, Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7218 or spalmer@co.okanogan.wa.us.

Date of Publication:  September 9, 2020

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the adoption of an addendum to Okanogan County’s, Okanogan Basin Watershed Plan.  The passage of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill (ESSB) 6091 as codified by the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 90.94 requires that an update to WRIA 49, Okanogan River Watershed, be approved by Washington Department of Ecology by February 1, 2021.  RCW 90.94 requires the update to address future permit-exempt well use and associated streamflow restoration projects to achieve net ecological benefit.  The plan addendum was developed by the WRIA 49 Initiating Governments (IG’s) and Planning Unit members representing various stakeholders throughout the basin. 

The public hearing will be held over webex platform.  The public can attend the public hearing one of the following ways:

1.      Meeting number: 146 349 4912:

Password:  YJfghXVP582

https://okanoganwa.webex.com/okanoganwa/j.php?MTID=mdf06e80b8345027d20d183f5868e2daf

 2.      Join by phone

1-844-992-4726 United States Toll Free

+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

Access code: 146 349 4912

 Comments must be submitted in writing to the Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave North, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840.  Comments can be submitted up to the hearing on September 28, 2020.

Documents can be found on our FTP site:

ftp://24.181.140.100/PLANNING/WRIA_49_Watershed_Plan_Addendum.zip

SEPA Determination and Checklist

Draft Watershed Plan Addendum WRIA 49

Appendices

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                               

Date Minutes Agenda Documents
01/03/2019     Example Ground Rules
Icicle Creek
Section 203
Past Okanogan Watershed Planning Unit
02/07/2019 click here click here  
03/07/2019   click here Power Point Presentation Buildout
Operating Procedures
04/04/2019   click here WRIA 49 Buildout Presentation
Buildout Spreadsheet
Buildout Map
SFDU 2010-2018 spreadsheet
Building permits map
HUC 12 Map
WRIA Map
Operating Procedures
      Culhane WRIA 49 presentation
2009 USGS GW SW interactions WRIA 49
1974 Walters(a)
1974 Walters (b)
       
       
07/11/2019 click here   WRIA 49 Basins Map
Buildout Presentation
Wells Days Below
Group A totals
SFDU 2010-2018
SFDU 2010-2018 Map
Buildout Data
       
       
       
       
       
04/02/2020
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WRIA 49 Planning Unit Meeting - April 2, 2020-20200403 0102-1

 

Thursday, April 2, 2020  |  6:02 pm  |  Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)

Duration: 3 hr 56 min 55 sec

Recording password: (This recording does not require a password.)

Play Recording

05/07/2020 click here click here WRIA 49 PU presentation
06/04/2020 click here cancelled WRIA 49 PU presentation
Core Values
Addendum Outline
06/11/2020 click here click here WRIA 49 Presentation
Adaptive Management
Confluence Memo

WRIA 49 Planning Unit Special Meeting-20200612 0100-1
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https://okanoganwa.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/okanoganwa/recording/playback/c74fdb1a4e4341db8f7dd146036ab995
07/09/2020 click here click here Core Values
Revised Timeline
Adaptive Management

WRIA 49 Planning Unit Meeting-20200710 0110-1
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https://okanoganwa.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/okanoganwa/recording/playback/5080edcfe886439fa40c6b6f1ca501a8
08/13/2020   click here Draft WRIA 49 Watershed Plan Addendum
Draft WRIA 49 Watershed Plan Addendum Appendices

Proposed Project Descriptions
Pine Creek Water Right
Palmer Lake Storage
Kermel
Johnson Creek
Methow Beaver Project Okanogan Streamflow
Okanogan River Erosion
Okanogan Water Right Transfer
OTID Trib Supplementation
OTID Water Right
Salmon Lake Dam
Shanker's Bend
Whitestone Project
AVR
Highway 20

 

 

 

 

WRIA 49 Application

WRIA 49 Planning Unit Membership List

ESSB 6091 Section 202

RCW 90.94

ESSB 6091 Presentation

WRIA 49 Water Right Holder Areas (North Central South) Map

DOE Presentation

Whatcom County Presentation

Interim Guidance for Net Ecological Benefit

Department of Ecology Recommendations for Water Use Estimates

Aspect Water Withdrawal Study

Current Okanogan Watershed Plan