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Walla Walla River Basin pH and Dissolved Oxygen Total Maximum Daily Load: Water Quality Improvement Report

ECY_DOpH_TMDL_070310.pdf

WA Department of Ecology 2007 Ecology found pH and dissolved oxygen (DO) problems in the basin from May through October in the Walla Walla River and several tributaries. Excessive nutrients from point and nonpoint sources, low streamflow, and exposure to the sun cause excessive primary productivity. This report includes recommendations for improvement and load and wasteload allocations to reduce nutrients. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Walla Walla, Touchet, Mill, Yellowhawk, Garrison, Dry, Mud, Pine, west Little, College Place, Dayton, Waitsburg, wastewater, treatement, plant, TMDL, nitrogen, phosphorus, 303(d)

List of References regarding early Columbia River Basin History

ReferenceListing.pdf

N/A N/A A list of references regarding early Columbia River Basin history in reference to salmon issues. The list dates back to the 1800s and does not link to the reports listed. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed References, salmon, fisheries, historic, studies, list, Columbia River Basin

United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries, Part 4, Report of the Commissioner for 1875-1876

SalmonHistoricalReports.pdf

Marshall McDonald 1878 A report from the US Commission of Fish and Fisheries regarding the salmon fisheries of the Columbia River in the late-1800s. It is an inquiry into the decrease of the food fishes and the propagation of food fishes in the Columbia River at that time. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency federal, salmon, fisheries, Columbia River Basin, declining salmon numbers, map, historic

Walla Walla Basin Integrated Flow Enhancement Study (2017)

Walla Walla Basin Flow Study_Final_20171130.pdf

Aspect Consulting 2017 A report that outlines strategies to meet instream flow objectives while preserving existing diversionary requirements. Consultant reports - Agency reviewed/approved flow study, Aspect, steering committee, bi-state

Walla Walla River Metering and Flow Telemetry Assessment

WWRMeteringand TelemetryAssessment_2017.pdf

Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council 2017 To manage the water resources in the Walla Walla River in real-time, gaps in metering or surface flow monitoring needs to be addressed. This assessment describes 13 sites that have been identified for inclusion in a local monitoring network. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed telemetry, monitoring, Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council, metering, real-time, flow data, data gaps

Snake River Salmon Recovery Plan for SE Washington 

Full-Version-SE-WA-recovery-plan-121211.pdf

Snake River Salmon Recovery Board  2011 The federally and state approved salmon and steelhead recovery plan for Southeast Washington.  The document is a revision and update to a plan originally finalized in 2006 and is an appendix to the full NOAA recovery plans for Middle Columbia River Steelhead (2009), Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook and Steelhead (2017), and Snake River Fall Chinook Salmon (2017).   Peer reviewed Snake River, Salmon, Recovery, ESA, NOAA, Chinook, Steelhead, Bull Trout, Walla Walla, Touchet, Mill Creek, Hatchery, Harvest, Hydro, Habitat, technical document, 

A vision for salmon and Steelhead: Phase 1 Report of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

MAFAC_Report_CBP_report.pdf

Columbia Basin Partnership and NOAA 2019 This phase 1 report provides agreed upon goals to restore salmon and steelhead to the Columbia River Basin, including goals above ESA recovery levels to healthy and harvestable numbers.  The Columbia Basin Partnership (CBP) Task Force was convened in 2017 by NOAA Fisheries' Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee to develop shared goals and a comprehensive vision for the future of Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Columbia Basin Partnership, salmon, steelhead, Walla Walla, Touchet, Mill Creek, ESA, hatchery, harvest, salmon recovery, Columbia River Basin

Mill Creek Fish Passage Assessment Final Report

MillCreekFishPassageReport.pdf

Tri-State Steelheaders, Waterfall Engineering and Chinook Engineering, and Mill Creek Working Group 2009 This report includes a detailed fish passage assessment through the Mill Creek Channel and develops conceptual designs for fish passage improvement.  These conceptual designs have been further developed into final construction ready designs on a project by project basis that can be found in the Washington State Recreation and Conservatoin Office's PRISM contract database and the Snake River Salmon Recovery Board's habitat work schedule database. Consultant reports - Agency reviewed/approved Mill Creek, fish passage, assessment, concept, planning, steelhead, Chinook, bull trout, flood control, weirs, concrete channel, Bennington Lake, salmon recovery, sills

Lower Mill Creek Final Habitat and Passage Assessment and Strategic Action Plan

LMC_Habitat_ Passage_Assess.pdf

Tetra Tech and CTUIR 2017 Assessment and associated strategic actin plan assessing existing conditions in the Mill Creek Watershed with the purpose of improving conditions for fish while maintaining or improving flood control. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Lower Mill Creek, CTUIR,  fish passage, habitat, first foods, assessment, strategy, flood, strategic plan, historic

Walla Walla Bi-State Flow Study - 2019 Flow Study Update

Update_2019_Flow _Study.pdf

Aspect Consulting 2019 The 2019 update to the Bi-State flow study.  This second phase of the Flow Study builds upon over a decade of work by multiple basin stakeholders. It builds on the 2017 Flow Study. Consultant reports - Agency reviewed/approved flow study, Aspect, Jacobs, steering committee, bi-state, diversion audit, data gaps, unmitigated groundwater

Walla Walla Pilot Local Water Management Program Final Progress Report, October 2018

2018_ Legislative_Report.pdf

Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership and WA Department of Ecology 2018 The 2018 Report to the Legislature from the Partnership in collaboration with Ecology.  This report details what has worked, what hasn't, and what needs to change to meet the complex problems of water managemnet in the Walla Walla Basin.  This report follows up on previous reports to the legislature in 2012 and 2015.   Peer reviewed Report to the legislature, legislative report, Walla Walla Watershed Management Partership, progress report, local water plans, pilot, accomplishments, challenges, recommendations, water banking, agreements not to divert, exempt well mitigation

FAQ - The amended WRIA 32 Water Resources Program Rule, Chapter 173-532 WAC

0711035.pdf

WA Department of Ecology 2007 An FAQ regarding the Department of Ecology's update to the WRIA 32 instream flow rule, Chapter 173-532 WAC. The updated rule from 2007 replaces the older instream flow rule from 1977, and only affects the Washington side of the border. This document describes some of the changes and generally how the instream flow rule affects water management on the Walla Walla River on the Washington side. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency FAQ, instream flow rule, 173-532 WAC, watershed planning, closures, water rights, rule amendment, stock watering, environmental enhancemant projec

Walla Walla Watershed Plan, Planning Unit Final, May 2005

FINAL_WRIA32_PLAN.pdf

HDR/EES Inc. 2005 The Watershed Plan was prepared under the provisions of the Watershed Planning Program, by the Walla Walla Planning unit. The plan identifies management challenges and actions for improving water resource management in the Walla Walla basin and recommends an implementation plan. Consultant reports - Agency reviewed/approved watershed plan, watershed planning, planning unit, water quality, water quantity, habitat, instream flow, geology, climate, vegetation, groundwater use, agriculture, surface water closures, water rights, fish distribution, implementation, TMDL, funding, final draft, map

Groundwater availability of the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho

gwavail.pdf

USGS 2015 This report summarizes a series of reports published as part of the groundwater availability analysis of the CPRAS. The USGS conducted a study of the CPRAS to characterize the hydrologic status of the system, identify trends in groundwater storage and use, and quantify groundwater availability. This report presents the hydrogeologic units and their characteristics, a numerical model of groundwater flow, and water budgets. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, data, groundwater, groundwater availability, regional, CPRAS, water levels, wells, Columbia Plateau, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, aquifer, hydrogeology, model, water budget

Numerical Simulation of Groundwater Flow in the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington

numsim.pdf

USGS 2014 SIR 2014-5127 presents the results from a three-dimensional numerical model of groundwater flow constructed for the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System (CPRAS), Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, to evaluate and test the conceptual model of the system, to provide an improved understanding of the groundwater-flow system, and to evaluate groundwater availability. The model was developed as a tool for water-resource managers and other stakeholders to quantitatively evaluate proposed alternative management strategies and assess the long-term availability of groundwater. The study area includes parts of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, encompassing the entire Walla Walla Basin. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, CPRAS, numerical model, flow model, hydrogeology, geology, geologic framework, hydraulic characteristics, conceptual model, water use, water supply, water budget, water availability, Columbia River Basalt Group, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Groundwater status and trends for the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho

gwStatusTrends.pdf

USGS 2012 The purpose of this report is to describe the compilation of groundwater-level data for the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System (CPRAS) that will be used for comparison with a numerical groundwater-flow model and to evaluate the status and trends in the data and their relation to hydrogeologic controls that influence the hydraulic properties of the aquifer or hydraulic stresses from recharge or pumping. The scope of this report includes a regional assessment of the importance of these controls described through the presentation of maps of groundwater elevations, water-level changes, stresses, and hydrogeologic features in the CPRAS. The study area includes parts of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, encompassing the entire Walla Walla Basin. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, CPRAS, water level, hydrogeology, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, aquifer, model, status, trends

Three-dimensional model of the geologic framework for the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington

3Dgeo.pdf

USGS 2011 The purpose of SIR 2010-5246 was to update the geologic framework for the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System (CPRAS) by developing a digital, three-dimensional geologic model using available geologic mapping and well information. The model is intended to be used as the geologic foundation for a hydrogeologic model that will be used as input to a groundwater flow model for the CPRAS to assess groundwater availability. This report describes the process used to generate the digital geologic model, as well as summarizes the resulting datasets. The study area includes parts of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, encompassing the entire Walla Walla Basin. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, CPRAS, water availability, basalt aquifer, Columbia River Basalt Group, water level, hydrogeology, geology, geologic framework, map, conceptual model, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, model, 3D model

Hydrogeologic framework and hydrologic budget components of the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho

hydroframebud.pdf

USGS 2011 SIR 2011-5124 describes the hydrogeologic framework and selected hydrologic budget components of the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System (CPRAS) developed for use in the numerical groundwater-flow model, based on historical and new investigation and methods. The scope of this report includes the regional geologic history; sediment and basalt stratigraphy; hydrogeologic units; hydraulic characteristics; and groundwater occurrence, movement, and approximate age. Additionally, selected hydrologic budget components of the CPRAS include estimates of recharge from infiltration of precipitation, irrigation water use and associated recharge, results from a monthly soil-water balance model, and estimates of non-irrigation water use. The study area includes parts of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, encompassing the entire Walla Walla Basin. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, CPRAS, water availability, water budget, recharge, soil-water balance model, water use, water level, hydrogeology, geology, map, conceptual model, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Groundwater Conditions During 2009 and Changes in Groundwater Levels from 1984 to 2009, Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho

gw-84-2009.pdf

USGS 2010 SIR 2010-5040 characterizes groundwater conditions for the year 2009 within each of the primary basalt aquifers and evaluates changes in groundwater levels since the prior regional synoptic measurement in 1984 (Whiteman, 1986; Vaccaro, 1999) through the presentation of maps of groundwater elevation and water-level change for the hydrogeologic units in the CPRAS. Regional assessment of water-level data from the CPRAS is necessary to document regional water-level conditions and to develop a broad view of the effects of groundwater development and management in the sustainability and availability of water supply in the region. This information is useful to delineate areas of water-level changes due to withdrawals, irrigation recharge, or climate and to identify areas with substantial data gaps that may preclude effective management of groundwater resources Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, CPRAS, water levels, groundwater level contours, groundwater flow, map, basalt aquifer, Columbia River Basalt Group, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Geologic Setting and Hydrogeologic Units of the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho

aquifermap.pdf

USGS 2009 The objectives of SIM 3088 were to update the hydrogeologic framework for the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifier System (CPRAS) using the available geologic mapping and well information and to develop a digital, three-dimensional hydrogeologic model that could be used as the basis of a groundwater-flow model. This report describes the principal geologic and hydrogeologic units of the CPRAS and geologic map and well data that were compiled as part of the study. The report also describes simplified regional hydrogeologic sections and unit extent maps that were used to conceptualize the framework prior to development of the digital 3-dimensional framework model. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, CPRAS, water availability, basalt aquifer, Columbia River Basalt Group, water level, hydrogeology, geology, map, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Hydrology of the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho

hydrocp.pdf

USGS 2000 This report is part of the USGS Regional Aquifer-System Analysis (RASA) program study of the Columbia Plateau which covers parts of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. A five-layer, numerical finite-difference groundwater model covering 32,688 square miles was used to simulate the regional ground-water flow system; this report summarizes the results of those simulations. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, numerical model, flow model, hydrogeology, hydraulic characteristics, water budget, water levels, regional flow, water supply, Columbia Basin Irrigation Project, groundwater development, Columbia River Basalt Group, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Summary of the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer-System Analysis, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho

regionalaqsys.pdf

USGS 1999 PP 1413A summarizes the results of the U.S. Geological Survey's Regional Aquifer-System Analysis (RASA) program study of the Columbia Plateau RASA that covers parts of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The report describes the geologic framework, hydraulic characteristics, ground-water movement, and water budget components. It summarizes the construction and use of a numerical ground-water flow model, informing a discussion of the effects of potential water-development practices. Additionally, the ground-water quality and geochemistry of the aquifer system are discussed. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, numerical model, flow model, hydrogeology, geology, geologic framework, hydraulic characteristics, conceptual model, water use, water supply, water budget, water quality, geochemistry, Columbia River Basalt Group, Columbia Plateau, WA, OR, ID

Ground-water geochemistry of the Columbia Plateau aquifer system, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho

gwceochem.pdf

USGS 1996 This report describes the spatial variations in water chemistry in the Columbia Plateau aquifer system and discusses plausible reasons for the variations. The variations were determined by examining analyses of ground waters from wells in the plateau that are completed in the basalt aquifers. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, water quality, geochemistry, solute balance, mineralogy, mineral-water reactions, basalt aquifer, Columbia River Basalt Group, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Selected ground-water information for the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington and Oregon, 1982-1985; Volume III, Ground-water quality data

selectgw.pdf

USGS 1994 The data report presents ground-water information collected and analyzed as part of the U.S. Geological Survey's Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer-System Analysis Program. The information was gathered from July 1982 through September 1985 in the part of the aquifer system located in central and eastern Washington and north-central and northeastern Oregon. The report consists of three volumes: volume I, geohydrology; volume II, water levels; and volume III, ground-water quality. This volume, III, presents ground-water quality data gathered from about 570 wells during the study Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, water quality, geochemistry, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, CPRAS, wells

Ground-water flow simulation of the Columbia Plateau regional aquifer system, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho

gwsim.pdf

USGS 1994 This report presents the numerical finite-difference groundwater model developed for the Columbia Plateau regional aquifer system. It discusses hydrogeology, including the geologic setting, conceptual model, and groundwater movement regime, in addition to model construction and simulations Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, hydrogeology, geology, conceptual model, water-levels, conductivity, numerical model, pumpage, recharge, water use, water supply, simulations, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, CPRAS

Application of a geographic information system for regridding a ground - water flow system of the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Walla Walla River basin, Oregon-Washington

GISregridding.pdf

USGS 1994 The report presents three GIS applications for regridding groundwater models. It uses the Walla Walla River Basin to demonstrate how generate a high resolution local grid from a low resolution regional grid such as the one developed for the Columbia Plateau RASA. It focuses primarily on GIS objectives such as assembling data array inputs, and verifying and comparing model results. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, GIS, numerical model, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, CPRAS, groundwater flow model, re-gridding,

The hydrogeologic framework and geochemistry of the Columbia Plateau Aquifer System, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

hydroframe.pdf

USGS 1994 PP 1413B is part of the USGS Regional Aquifer-System Analysis (RASA) program study of the Columbia Plateau which covers parts of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The report describes the physical, cultural, and economic setting, the geologic framework, the hydrologic characteristics of major hydrogeologic units, the components of the water budget, and the regional ground-water flow system, and presents a brief overview of the water-quality characteristics and geochemistry of the aquifer system Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, physical, cultural, economic setting, geologic framework, hydrogeology, water budget, water quality, geochemistry, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, CPRAS

Ground-water flow simulation of the Columbia Plateau regional aquifer system, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho

gwflowsim.pdf

USGS 1994 This report is part of the USGS Regional Aquifer-System Analysis (RASA) program study of the Columbia Plateau which covers parts of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The construction and use of a steady-state numerical groundwater flow model are described and based on model results, the effects of potential water-development practices are also presented. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, numerical model, flow model, steady-state, hydrogeology, geology, conceptual model, water use, water budget, Columbia River Basalt Group, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, CPRAS

Modifications to the modular three-dimensional finite-difference ground-water flow model used for the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer-System Analysis, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho

modflowmod.pdf

USGS 1993 The report documents modifications to the U.S. Geological Survey's modular three-dimensional finite-difference ground-water flow model used for a regional aquifer-system analysis of the Columbia Plateau. The report, which describes the concepts and mathematical basis for the modifications, is intended for potential users who are familiar with the original modular model. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, numerical model, flow model, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, 3D, groundwater flow model, aquifer, Hansen

Ground-water pumpage from the Columbia Plateau, Washington and Oregon, 1945 to 1984

GW-pump-CP-45-84.pdf

USGS 1992 This study is part of the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer-System Analysis study and provides estimates of historic ground-water pumpage for selected years from 1945 to 1984. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency This study is part of the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer-System Analysis study and provides estimates of historic ground-water pumpage for selected years from 1945 to 1984.

Surface-water resources of the Columbia Plateau in parts of Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Surface-water-CP.pdf

USGS 1991 This report describes and documents surface-water resources for the Columbia Plateau, defined by the boundaries of the regional aquifer system. The objective of this report is to describe and document the availability of surface-water data and to describe the resources on the Columbia Plateau for use in an analysis of the water budget of the aquifer system. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, surface water, regional, RASA, discharge, water budget, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, map, precipitation

Geologic framework of the Columbia Plateau Aquifer System, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho

GeoFramework.pdf

USGS 1990 The Columbia Plateau in eastern Washington, north-central and northeastern Oregon, and western Idaho covers more than 70,000 square miles underlain chiefly by basalt belonging to the Columbia River Basalt Group. Structure contour and thickness maps have been prepared for each unit and for selected sedimentary interbeds in this study. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, geology framework, hydrogeology, map, Columbia River Basalt Group, alluvial, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Ground-water levels spring 1985, and ground-water level changes spring 1983 to spring 1985, in three basalt units underlying the Columbia Plateau, Washington and Oregon

Ground-water-levels-spring85.pdf

USGS 1989 Groundwater level contour maps for three basalt units of the Columbia Plateau regional aquifer system were constructed by using water levels measured in 1,105 wells during 1985. These measurements then were compared with similar measurements from spring 1983 to assess the changes in groundwater levels over the 2-year period for each of the basalt units. Configuration of the groundwater contours and water level changes reflect (1) recharge and discharge; (2) hydraulic conductivity; (3) use of imported surface water for irrigation; and (4) pumpage of groundwater. The movement of groundwater within each basalt unit is controlled mainly by the major rivers, streams, and coulees, whereas variations in flow directions between units are related to the occurrence, extent, and hydraulic conductivity of the basalt units and sedimentary interbeds and to differences in the amounts of recharge to each unit. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, water levels, groundwater level contours, map, water use, water budget, basalt aquifer, Columbia River Basalt Group, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, geologic framework, cross section, CPRAS, aquifer

Water-quality characteristics of the Columbia Plateau regional aquifer system in parts of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho

WQcharColumbiaPlateau.pdf

USGS 1989 This report presents water quality data for the Columbia Plateau regional aquifer system, for the period 1982 through 1983. Data from about 350 wells in three Miocene basalt units in the Columbia Plateau regional aquifer system, Washington, show that the quality of groundwater generally is suitable for most uses. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, water quality, geochemistry, basalt aquifer, water use, Columbia River Basalt Group, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, CPRAS, physiography, geology, hydrology

Selected ground-water information for the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington and Oregon, 1982-1985; Volume I. Geohydrology

Sel-ground-water-info-82-85.pdf

USGS 1988 This data report presents groundwater information collected and analyzed as part of the U.S. Geological Survey 's Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System Analysis study. The information was gathered from July 1982 through September 1985 in the part of the aquifer system in central and eastern Washington, and north-central and eastern Oregon. Volume I consists of geohydrology. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, hydrogeology, water levels, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, CPRAS, aquifer, wells

Ground-water pumpage from the Columbia Plateau regional aquifer system, Washington, 1984

GW-pump-CP-84.pdf

USGS 1990 An inventory of ground-water pumpage from large capacity wells on the Columbia Plateau in eastern Washington was started in 1981 in conjunction with a regional aquifer study of the plateau. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, pumpage, water use, water level, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, aquifer

Estimates of groundwater recharge to the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, for pre development and current land-use conditions

GWrecharge.pdf

USGS 1990 Estimates of time-averaged ground-water recharge to the Columbia Plateau regional aquifer system were computed for predevelopment and current land-use conditions for 1956-77. The estimates were computed using a deep-percolation model Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, recharge, percolation, numerical model, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, aquifer, land use, CPRAS

Archiving of deep percolation models, data files, and calculated recharge estimates for the Columbia Plateau regional aquifer system, Washington, Oregon and Idaho

deep-perc-model-archive.pdf

USGS 1990 The report documents the archiving of computer files used in a daily deep percolation model to calculate recharge estimates for the Columbia Plateau regional aquifer system in parts of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The files are obtainable on magnetic tape from the U.S. Geological Survey Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, recharge, numerical model, archive, percolation, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, CPRAS, aquifer

Geologic framework of the Columbia Plateau Aquifer System, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho

GeoFrameworkCPaquifers.pdf

USGS 1990 WRI 87-4238 describes the geologic framework of the Columbia Plateau regional aquifer system and represents a first step in the development of a conceptual model of the flow system for the Columbia Plateau RASA. The report compiles geologic and structural maps, and well records from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, to determine hydraulic characteristics and define hydrologic boundaries of hydrogeologic units that compose the aquifer system. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, conceptual model, geologic framework, maps, geology, well logs, hydrogeology, basalt aquifer, Columbia River Basalt Group, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, CPRAS, aquifer

Selected ground-water information for the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington and Oregon, 1982-1985; Volume II. Water levels

Sel-ground-water-info-82-85-ii.pdf

USGS 1988 This data report presents groundwater information collected and analyzed as part of the U.S. Geological Survey 's Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System Analysis study. The information was gathered from July 1982 through September 1985 in the part of the aquifer system in central and eastern Washington, and north-central and eastern Oregon. Volume II consists of water levels. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, hydrogeology, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, aquifer, CPRAS, water levels, wells

Ground-water pumpage from the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Oregon, 1984

Ground-water-pumpage-84.pdf

USGS 1987 Groundwater pumpage was estimated for 1984 for an area of about 8,000 sq mi in north-central Oregon. Pumpage data were collected from irrigation, industrial and public supply users and analyzed as part of the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System Analysis (RASA) study Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, pumpage, water use, Columbia Plateau, Oregon, aquifer, CPRAS

Documentation of a deep percolation model for estimating ground-water recharge

DeepPercolation.pdf

USGS 1987 This report documents a deep percolation model developed in conjunction with the Columbia Plateau RASA program. The deep percolation model, which operates on a daily basis, was developed to estimate long-term average groundwater recharge from precipitation. It has been designed primarily to simulate recharge in large areas with variable weather, soils, and land uses, but it can also be used at any scale. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, recharge, numerical model, percolation, precipitation, evapotranspiration, Columbia Plateau

Plan of study for the Regional Aquifer-System Analysis, Columbia Plateau, Washington, northern Oregon, and northwestern Idaho

RegAqSysAnalysis.pdf

USGS 1986 The U.S. Geological Survey began a 4-year study of the regional aquifer system underlying the Columbia Plateau, in central and eastern Washington, northern Oregon, and northwestern Idaho in October 1983, as part of the Regional Aquifer System Analysis (RASA) program. The study will describe the geohydrology, geochemistry, and quality of water in the Columbia River Basalt Group, the Miocene rocks that underlie 70,000 square miles in three States. This report describes the geohydrologic setting, hydrologic problems, objectives, and approach for the region. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, Columbia Plateau, basalt aquifer, Columbia River Basalt Group, hydrogeology, study plan, water use, water supply, water budget, regional groundwater flow, Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Regional Aquifer-System Analysis Program of the U.S. Geological Survey: Summary of projects, 1978-84

RegAqSysAnalysis-78-84.pdf

USGS 1986 Circular 1002 summarizes the status of each investigation of the regional aquifer systems under the program from 1978 through 1984, including the Columbia River Basalt Group. The Regional Aquifer-System Analysis Program of the U.S. Geological Survey was initiated in 1978 as a result of specifications of the appropriations bill of the 95th Congress, prompted by the 1977 drought. The purpose of this program is to define the regional hydrology and geology and to establish a framework of background information of geology, hydrology, and geochemistry of the Nation's important aquifer systems. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, national, regional, RASA, summary, Columbia Plateau, Columbia River Basalt Group, basalt aquifer, geology, hydrology, geochemistry

Surficial geology, structure, and thickness of selected geohydrologic units in the Columbia Plateau, Washington

SurficialGeology.pdf

USGS 1986 A 2-1/2 year study of the Columbia Plateau in Washington was begun in March 1982 to define spatial and temporal variations in dissolved sodium in the Columbia River Basalt Group aquifers and to relate these variations to the groundwater system and its geologic framework. This report describes the geologic framework , including the vertical and areal extent of the major basalt units, interbeds, and overlying materials. This report is intended to serve as a base for evaluating the distribution of dissolved sodium in basalt aquifers and as a base for future water resource studies. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, Columbia Plateau, basalt aquifer, Columbia River Basalt Group, hydrogeology, geochemistry, geologic framework, basalt thickness and structure, well logs, map, Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Ground-water levels in three basalt hydrologic units underlying the Columbia Plateau, Washington and Oregon, spring 1984

groundwater_basalt-84.pdf

USGS 1986 A report containing data on groundwater levels in three basalt hydrologic units characterized as part of the Columbia Plateau RASA program. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, water levels, maps, basalt aquifer, Columbia River Basalt Group, Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, overburden, wells

Map showing ground-water levels in the Columbia River Basalt Group and overlying materials, spring 1983, southeastern Washington State

83groundwatermaps.pdf

USGS 1985 A 2 1/2-year study of the Columbia Plateau in Washington was begun in March 1982 to define spatial and temporal variations in dissolved sodium in aquifers of the Columbia River Basalt Group and to relate these variations to the groundwater system and its geologic framework. This Water-Resources Investigation Report is part of that study and describes groundwater level contours for four major geohydrologic units in southeastern Washington. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, water levels, geochemistry, hydrogeology, water-level, water-level contours, map, Columbia Plateau, Columbia River Basalt Group, Washington, overburden, wells

Geochemical controls on dissolved sodium in basalt aquifers of the Columbia Plateau, Washington.

geochemreport.pdf

USGS 1985 This Water-Resources Investigation Report studies the Miocene basaltic aquifers of the Columbia Plateau in Washington State. Irrigation with groundwaters with relatively high sodium concentrations has been cause for concern in recent years, because of the tendency of such waters to reduce soil permeability. The report investigates the chemical reactions involving groundwater and the basalts as the primary mechanisms responsible for the input of sodium to groundwater in the plateau Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, regional, RASA, water quality, geochemistry, basalt aquifer, irrigation, Columbia Plateau, Washington, dissolved sodium

Digital model of the gravel aquifer, Walla Walla River basin, Washington and Oregon

wsb45.pdf

USGS 1976 Water Supply Bulletin 45 (1976) describes the development of digital-computer models of the basin’s shallow gravel aquifer and underlying basalt aquifers used to simulate hydrologic characteristics of these aquifers under various stress conditions. The study area described in this bulletin includes portions of Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, and Asotin counties, WA and Umatilla County, OR. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, numerical flow model, alluvial aquifer, basalt aquifer, hydrogeology, Walla Walla Basin, Walla Walla County, Columbia County, Garfield County, Asotin County, Washington, Umatilla County, Oregon, digital model, gravel aquife

Digital simulation of a basalt aquifer system, Walla Walla River basin, Washington and Oregon: State of Washington

wsb44.pdf

USGS 1976 Water Supply Bulletin 44 (1976) describes an investigation to determine the water budget for the entire Walla Walla River basin (including those parts of the basin in the state of Oregon) and develop a digital model to simulate the intermediate basalt aquifer system underlying the basin, with predictive capability for use as a management tool. This bulletin includes well records for selected wells in Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, and Asotin counties, WA and Umatilla County, OR. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, numerical flow model, basalt aquifer, water budget, well-logs, water supply, Walla Walla Basin, Walla Walla County, Columbia County, Garfield County, Asotin County, Washington, Umatilla County, Oregon, water supply bulletin, digital simulation

Appraisal of ground-water availability and management projections, Walla Walla River basin, Washington and Oregon

wsb37.pdf

USGS 1973 Water Supply Bulletin 37 (1973) describes an evaluation of the total water resources and the construction of a mathematical model that simulates the actual hydrologic conditions within the Walla Walla River basin. It utilizes and adds to hydogeologic and water-level data presented in WSB 21, and documents a general water budget for the basin. The study area described in this bulletin includes portions of Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, and Asotin counties, WA Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, hydrogeology, water-levels, water budget, numerical flow model, basalt aquifer, alluvial aquifer, Walla Walla Basin, Walla Walla County, Columbia County, Garfield County, Asotin County, Washington, Umatilla County, Oregon, water supply bulletin, groundwater availability, precipitatio

Quality of the Ground water in Basalt of the Columbia River Group, Washington, Oregon and Idaho

groundwater_basalt.pdf

USGS 1972 This report characterizes the water quality of groundwater found in the Columbia River group basalts in WA, OR and ID. Chemical analyses were used to identify prevalent and specific types of water, and C-14 dating informs a discussion of groundwater age. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, water quality, basalt aquifer, Columbia River Group basalts, age-dating, geochemistry, Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Sediment Transport by Streams in the Walla Walla River Basin, Washington and Oregon

Sediment_transport.pdf

USGS 1969 This report describes sediment transport by surface water in the Walla Walla River Basin with the goals of determining sediment yeild, evaluating the environmental factors influencing yield and transport, and establishing a fluvial-sediment reference for furture planning. The report summarizes the geology and surface hydrology of the basin, and provides suspended sediment and bedload data analyzed in regard to flow events. The study area includes Walla Walla Co and parts of Columiba Co, WA, and parts of Umatilla Co and Wallowa Co, OR Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, surface water, sediment transport, suspended sediment, bedload, geology, surface hydrology, discharge, Walla Walla Basin, Walla Walla County, Columbia County, Washington, Umatilla County, Wallowa County, Oregon, geological survey

Artificial recharge of basalt aquifers, Walla Walla, Washington; appears in Geological Survey research 1962; Short papers in geology and hydrology; Articles 60-119

p0450c.pdf

USGS 1962 Included in a volume of professional papers, this report concisely summarizes the results of Price's (1961) investigation into the feasibility of recharging the basalt aquifer through injection in a City of Walla Walla well. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, historic, artificial recharge, City of Walla Walla, basalt aquifer, aquifer response, injection wells, water supply, hydrogeology, Walla Walla Basin, Washington

Artificial recharge through a well tapping basalt aquifers, Walla Walla area, Washington.

wsb07.pdf

USGS 1960 This report describes an experiement to determine the feasibility of artificial recharge to halt declining water levels in the basalt aquifer in part of the Walla Walla Basin WA. The investigation focuses on the effects of injecting surface water into a basalt well, with a discussion of the yield characteristics, recovery of injected water, and aquifer response around the City of Walla Walla well. The report also provides an overview of the geologic and hydrologic characteristics of the basalt aquifer, the Walla Walla water supply system, and the suitability of surface water for recharge Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, historic, artificial recharge, City of Walla Walla, basalt aquifer, aquifer response, injection wells, water supply, hydrogeology, Walla Walla Basin, Washington.

A Reconnoissance in Southeastern Washington

Recon_SE_WA.pdf

USGS 1897 WSP 4 describes a reconnaissance of the area south of the Snake River, in southeastern WA, conducted for the purpose of obtaining artesian groundwater. The report includes observations of the regional physiography, geology, irrigation, and artesian water supply. The primary area described included the entirety of Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin counties, WA, with supplemental reconnaissance as far north as Spokane, WA and as far south as Wallowa, OR. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency USGS, studies, groundwater, historic, reconnaissance, Walla Walla County, Columbia County, Garfield County, Asotin County, Spokane, Washington, Wallowa County, Oregon, geology, hydrogeology, water use, water availability

Interstate Stream Nomenclature - Walla Walla River Basin

WW_River_Basin_Insterstate_Stream_ Nomenclature.pdf

Bill Neve, Water Right Solutions This document depicts differences between stream nomenclature in Oregon and Washington. There are several streams that pass from state to state and the naming is not always uniform. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed Nomenclature, stream names, quads, Oregon, Washington, interstate

Walla Walla River Mainstem Water Rights Table

Mainstem_WW_River_Water_Rights-WA-2018.xlsx

Bill Neve, Water Right Solutions 2019 An excel spreadsheet showing water rights within the Walla Walla River on the Washington side. There are tabs for different major diversions and surface water reaches. It includes contact information, water quantities, priorities, and other relevant water rights information. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed Water rights, priority date, Smith Nelson, Bergevin Williams, Lowden #2, Garden City, Old Lowden, master list, contacts

Interstate Management and Protection of Instream Flow

Interstate_Mngmt-Protection_Oregon_Bypass_Water_1-9-18.pdf

Bill Neve, Water Right Solutions 2018 As a result of a negotiated settlement agreement between the Hudson Bay and Walla Walla River Irrigation Districts in Oregon and Gardena Farms Irrigation District No. 13 in Washington (‘the Districts’), the Districts agreed to voluntarily bypass water past their respective diversion points at all times when they are diverting water into their canals for irrigation purposes. These agreements were initially entered into in 2001. While the settlement agreements have since expired, the Districts are still adhering to the bypass flows contained in the latest version of those agreements. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed ANTD, agreements not to divert, interstate, instream flows, bypass flow, flow protection, Garden Farms Irrigation District

Voluntary Agreements Not to Divert - Big Hole River/Black Foot Challenge Drought Management Plans: Case Studies in Implementation

ANTD_Big_Hole-Black_Foot_River_MT.pdf

Bill Neve, Water Right Solutions 2017 The purpose of this paper is to explore two examples of basins with functioning voluntary agreements not to divert management systems, evaluate their successes and failures, and provide information on what aspects of these programs may have applicablity to the Walla Walla Basin Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed ANTD, agreements not to divert, Montana, Big hole river, blackfoot, drought, case studies

Memorandum Regarding Feasibility, Data Analysis, and Environmental Review for the Walla Walla Basin Integrated Flow Enhancement Study

BenningtonCharacterization_TM.pdf

Jacobs Engineering Group 2019 The purposes of this technical memorandum are to present current status of the Mill Creek GI being performed by USACE, use the limited available information to characterice the upper and lower boundaries of rough order-of-magnitude construction costs for developing long term storage for the sole purpose of augmenting flow in the Walla Walla River to aid in restoring fish flows, and to determine the water availability for potential storage in Bennington Lake. Consultant reports - Non-reviewed/non-approved by Agency Jacobs, memorandum, Bennington Lake, storage, Mill Creek GI, USACE, Walla Walla River, feasibility, flow study, fish flows, flood mitigation

Lyons Ferry Hatchery Complex Summer Steelhead Evaluations - 2012 Run Year Annual Report

fpa_15-06_Lyons_Ferry_2012.pdf

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 2015 This annual report is one in a series describing the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) progress toward meeting summer steelhead and rainbow trout mitigation goals established in the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan (LSRCP) -- including the Touchet steelhead population. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Touchet, steelhead, monitoring, Mid-Columbia Steelhead, Lyons Ferry hatchery, summer steelhead, Lower Snake River, rainbow trout

Columbia River Basin Long Term Water Supply and Demand Forecast - 2016 Washington State Legislative Report

2016_OCR_Forecast.pdf

WA Department of Ecology 2016 The water supply systems within the Columbia River Basin were built to reliably deliver water under historical conditions. Future changes in water supply and demand, therefore, have the potential to stress the system. This 2016 Long-Term Water Supply and Demand Forecast provides information that will help legislators, water managers, industry, and agency professionals plan for future conditions that will likely be quite different from those we have experienced in the past. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agenc Colunmbia River basin, water supply and demand forecast, long-term, legislative report, OCR, WSU, 90.90 RCW, eastern Washington, water bank

Columbia River Long-term Water Supply and Demand Forecast - 2016 Technical Supplement

2016_TechSupplement.pdf

WA Department of Ecology 2016 Technical supplement to the 2016 Columbia River Long-term Water Supply and Demand Forecast Legislative Report. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Colunmbia River basin, water supply and demand forecast, long-term, legislative report, OCR, WSU, 90.90 RCW, eastern Washington, water banks, technical supplement, methodology, modeling

Touchet River - Summary of 2018 Surface Water Monitoring Program Results

808-TouchetWatershedResults-2019.pdf

WA State Department of Agriculture 2019 WSDA routinely monitors surface water throughout the state for the presence of pesticides. State and Federal agencies use this data to evaluate water quality and make exposure assessments for pesticides registered for use in Washington. In 2018, WSDA monitored 16 sites in Washington, one in Walla Walla County. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency WSDA, surface water monitoring, water quality, pesticides, Touchet River, summary report

Walla Walla River Basin Fecal Coliform Bacteria, pH, and Dissolved Oxygen Total Maximum Daily Load Supplemental Study

ECY_WWFCBact_pH_DO_TMDL_SuppStudy_1003054.pd

WA Department of Ecology 2010 The Touchet River was included in the Walla Walla River basin total maximum daily load (TMDL) evaluations for fecal coliform bacteria, pH, and dissolved oxygen that were conducted in 2002 and later approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The TMDLs recommended additional monitoring for specific areas in the Touchet River. This supplemental study documents findings of the additional monitoring on the Touchet River. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency fecal coliform bacteria, dissolved oxygen, pH, TMDL, total maximum daily load, supplemental study, environmental assessment program, ultraviolet disinfection, water quality

Walla Walla River Chlorinated Pesticides and PCBs Total Maximum Daily Load Submittal Report

ECY_WW_CIPest_PCBs_TMDL_0510079.pdf

WA Department of Ecology 2006 The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) is establishing a water quality clean-up plan or total maximum daily load (TMDL) for the Washington State portion of the Walla Walla basin that covers the pollution parameters of chlorinated pesticides and PCBs. This TMDL will address potential impairments of beneficial uses of Washington State. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Walla Walla River, PCBs, TMDL, total maximum daily load, chlorinated pesticides, water cleanup plan, water quality, environmental assessment program, clean water act

Walla Walla River Basin Fecal Coliform Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load Water Quality Improvement Report

ECY_WW_FCBact_TMDL_0610074.pdf

WA Department of Ecology 2006 This TMDL report describes (1) the technical data evaluation for fecal coliform bacteria in the Walla Walla River basin, and (2) the basis for allocating fecal coliform loads to nonpoint (diffuse) and point (discrete) sources. Ecology conducted the study for 13 months, June 2002 through June 2003 Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Walla Walla River, fecal coliform bacteria, TMDL, total maximum daily load, water quality, environmental assessment program, water quality improvement report, clean water act

Walla Walla River Basin Fecal Coliform Bacteria and pH Total Maximum Daily Load Study - Data Summary Report

ECY_WW_FC_pH_TMDL_DataSum_0503003.pdf

WA Department of Ecology 2005 As part of the Walla Walla River Basin Fecal Coliform Bacteria and pH Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Study, the Department of Ecology conducted a series of water quality surveys from June 2002 through June 2003. This report presents data collected during these surveys, including field and laboratory water quality data and flow data. The quality assurance and quality control analysis of the data is also provided. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Ecology, TMDL, total maximum daily load, fecal coliform bacteria, pH, water quality, environmental assessment program, clean water act, dissolved oxygen

Walla Walla Watershed PCBs, Chlorinated Pesticides, Fecal Coliform, Temperature, pH and Dissolved Oxygen Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) - Water Quality Improvement Report

ECY_WW_PCB_Clpest_FC_Temp_pH_DO_ImpPlan_0810094.pdf

WA Department of Ecology 2008 Ecology conducted TMDLs in this watershed because the Walla Walla River and several tributaries were on Washington State’s list of impaired waters [the 303(d) list] in 1996 and 2004 for not meeting temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, PCBs, chlorinated pesticides, and fecal coliform standards (Table 1). The watershed contains important bull trout and salmon populations, so there is further potential for habitat restoration. The federal Clean Water Act of 1972 requires the state to develop a cleanup plan (a TMDL) and to implement activities in the plan to bring these water bodies back into compliance with standards. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Ecology, total maximum daily load, TMDL, 303(d), clean water act, PCBs, DO, dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature, water quality, chlorinated pesticides, fecal coliform

Walla Walla Watershed Temperature Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) - Water Quality Improvement Report

ECY_WW_Temp_TMDL_0710030.pd

WA Department of Ecology 2007 This study was initiated because of 303(d) listings for temperature on the Walla Walla River, Touchet River and Mill Creek. The original exceedances were found during routine monitoring at three Ecology Ambient Monitoring stations during 1991-1996. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Ecology, TMDL, total maximum daily load, temperature, Walla Walla River, Touchet River, Mill Creek, water quality, clean water act, 303(d

Fish Screens and Flow Meters - Reducing ESA listed salmon mortality

20-WWCCD_Irrigation_Diversion_ScreeningMeter_2019update.pdf

Walla Walla County Conservation Distric 2019 In 2001 there were hundreds of irrigation diversions which did not meet federal standards for protecting endangered fish species. Area irrigators, the Walla Walla County Conservation District, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Snake River Salmon Recovery Board, and the Washington Dept. of Ecology came together and developed a program to help defray the cost of upgrading to National Marine Fisheries approved fish screens. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed walla walla county conservation district, fish screen, flow meters, ESA, salmon mortality, irrigation diversions

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) 2019 Update

22-WWCCD_CREP_2019update.pdf

Walla Walla County Conservation District 2019 The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) is a tool the Walla Walla County Conservation District, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Farm Service Agency and landowners can use to improve a long-neglected conservation streams in Walla Walla County. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed conservation reserve enhancement program, CREP, WWCCD, riparian zones, buffer,

Creating Urban Riparian Buffers (CURB)

23-CURB.pdf

Walla Walla County Conservation District 2020 The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) had proved to be an outstanding program for restoring riparian forest buffers along streams in Walla Walla County Unfortunately, only the working lands outside of the incorporated areas of the county were eligible. The WWCCD recognized that there also was an important need to restore riparian zones in the urban areas as well. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed creating urban riparian buffers, CRUB, CREP, conservation reserve enhancemnet program, WWCCD

Channel incision, evolution and potential recovery in the Walla Walla and Tucannon River Basins, Northwestern USA

Beechie_et_al_2008_ESPL.pdf

NOAA Fisheries 2008 NOAA Fisheries evaluated controls on locations of channel incision, variation in channel evolution pathways and the time required to reconnect incised channels to their historical floodplains in the Walla Walla and Tucannon River basins. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Walla Walla River, Tucannon River, NOAA, channel incision, recovery, channel evolution, rills, drainage, floodplain, aggradation, stream restoration

Conceptual Bennington Lake Storage Options

Conceptual_BenningtonStorage.pdf

Unknown Unknown Three conceptual Bennington Lake storage options were introduced and explored to improve flows in the Walla Walla River. The three options include replacing GFID Walla Walla River diversion with Bennington Lake reservoir storage, replacing Consolidated Lowden ditch diversions with reservoir storage, and piping Bennington Lake storage water to a proposed Pine Creek Reservior. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed Bennington Lake, storage, water release, quantities, timing, Gardena Farms, Consolidated Lowden Diversion, Pine Creek Reservoir

WWBWC Mill-Yellowhawk Complex: Spring Gauge Locations (2009)

map_mill-creek_gauges.pdf

Walla Walla Basin Watershed Counci 2009 A map showing WWBWC gauge locations throughout the Walla Walla Basin. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed map, gauge locations, WWBWC, Mill-Yellowhawk Complex

Memorandum Regarding Pine Creek Reservoir - Borrow Source Investigation Findings

Pine_Creek_Borrow_Source_Test_Pit.pdf

Jacobs Engineering Group 2019 To evaluate the presence of suitable materials to construct an appropriately-designed, seismically-resistant, clay-cored dam, Jacobs conducted a limited borrow source investigation. The soils in the vicinity of the proposed dam site consist primarily of non-plastic to very-low plasticity sandy silt, silt with sand, or silty sand. These materials do not possess the required plasticity for construction of a clay-cored dam. An expanded search for suitable clay materials could be conducted. Consultant reports - Non-reviewed/non-approved by Agency Pine Creek Reservoir, borrow source, test pit, Jacobs, Pine Creek Dam, soil sample, test pit logs

Memorandum Regarding Pine Creek Reservoir - Initial Field Reconnaissance for Limited Fault Slip Investigation and Borrow Source Identification

Pine_Creek_Fault_Slip_Borrow_Source_Field_Recon.pdf

Jacobs Engineering Group 2019 Jacobs conducted a site reconnaissance and investigation consisting of a limited fault study and initial borrow source identification. The site reconnaissance and investigation were conducted to inform the Pine Creek Resevoir alternative for the Walla Walla Integrated Flow Enhancement Study. The potential for an active fault at the reservoir site has resulted in an earthfill or rockfill dam type concept because this dam type is more suitable to mitigate the effects of fault rupture under the dam. A preliminary borrow source investigation will be conducted to assess availability and suitability of clay material to use as clay core in the dam. Consultant reports - Non-reviewed/non-approved by Agency Pine Creek Reservoir, fault slip, borrow source, DOGAMI, Pine Creek Fault, Wallula Fault, fault reconnaissaince, Jacobs

Memorandum Regarding Expanded Borrow Source Desktop Study – Pine Creek Dam

PineCreekReservoir_ExpandedBorrowSourceTM_signed.pd

Jacobs Engineering Group 2019 Jacobs conducted an expanded borrow source material desktop study to search for suitable earthfill or rockfill dam type materials in a larger geographic area. This study evaluated whether more distant material sources could be used economically. This study was conducted to inform the feasibility of the Pine Creek Reservoir alternative for the Walla Walla Integrated Flow Enhancement Study. Consultant reports - Non-reviewed/non-approved by Agency Pine Creek Reservoir, Pine Creek Dam, Borrow Source, faults, Jacobs

Walla Walla Basin Seasonal Seepage Assessment Report - Walla Walla River, Mill Creek, and Touchet River

WW_seepage.pdf

Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council 2017 The water budget analysis and data sets discussed in this report provide water managers and researchers in the Walla Walla basin a more refined tool by which to look at seasonal and spatial flow distribution in the Walla Walla River, Touchet River, and Mill Creek systems. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed Walla Walla River, Touchet River, Mill Creek, seepage, water budget, seasonal, spatial flow distribution, WWBWC, spatial flow model, seepage assessment, watershed monitoring

Walla Walla River Ecological Flows— Recommended Stream Flows to Support Fisheries Habitat and Floodplain Function Final Report

WW_EcologicalFlows_Report.pdf

Stillwater Sciences 2013 The purpose of this ecological flow study is to develop instream flow prescriptions to support the recovery and maintenance of all the CTUIR’s fishery, but focuses on spring Chinook salmon, steelhead trout, and bull trout. The CTUIR fishery in the Walla Walla Basin includes spring Chinook salmon, steelhead trout, bull trout, rainbow trout, red band trout, mountain whitefish, Pacific lamprey, bridge lip and large lip suckers, and freshwater mussels. The prescriptions include instream flows that optimize, where feasible, the fishery and related habitat maintenance benefits. Consultant reports - Non-reviewed/non-approved by Agency Walla Walla Basin, Walla Walla River, flow prescriptions, salmon, trout, instream flow, habitat, floodplain, ecological flow, lamprey, fisheries, CTUIR, hydrology

Retiming Benefits Analysis for Conservation in the Walla Walla, Horse Heaven Hills, and Southern Franklin County Study Areas (Appendices portion)

PGG_FranklinIWMappendices.pdf

Pacific Groundwater Group 2012 This report presents analysis of three study areas identified as good candidates for irrigation conservation projects. The goal of such projects would be to reduce irrigation diversions/withdrawals, thus making more water available during the critical flow periods on a given stream for additional beneficial uses without impairment to existing water rights or fisheries objectives. Consultant reports - Agency reviewed/approved Irrigation, Irrigation projects, Walla Walla, Horse Heaven Hills, Franklin County, fisheries, impairment, conservation, flow,retiming, franklin conservation district, return flows, hydrogeology, water use, Ecology publication

Retiming Benefits Analysis for Conservation in the Walla Walla, Horse Heaven Hills, and Southern Franklin County Study Areas (Tables and Diagrams Portion)

PGG_FranklinIWMReportTables.pdf

Pacific Groundwater Group 2012 This report presents analysis of three study areas identified as good candidates for irrigation conservation projects. The goal of such projects would be to reduce irrigation diversions/withdrawals, thus making more water available during the critical flow periods on a given stream for additional beneficial uses without impairment to existing water rights or fisheries objectives. Consultant reports - Agency reviewed/approved Irrigation, Irrigation projects, Walla Walla, Horse Heaven Hills, Franklin County, fisheries, impairment, conservation, flow,retiming, franklin conservation district, return flows, hydrogeology, water use, Ecology publication

Retiming Benefits Analysis for Conservation in the Walla Walla, Horse Heaven Hills, and Southern Franklin County Study Areas (Report Portion)

PGG_Rpt_1212005.pdf

Pacific Groundwater Group 2012 This report presents analysis of three study areas identified as good candidates for irrigation conservation projects. The goal of such projects would be to reduce irrigation diversions/withdrawals, thus making more water available during the critical flow periods on a given stream for additional beneficial uses without impairment to existing water rights or fisheries objectives. Consultant reports - Agency reviewed/approved Irrigation, Irrigation projects, Walla Walla, Horse Heaven Hills, Franklin County, fisheries, impairment, conservation, flow,retiming, franklin conservation district, return flows, hydrogeology, water use, Ecology publication

Groundwater Memoradum: Walla Walla Aquifer Recharge Water Quality report review

HG_memo_WW_infiltration_2017.pdf

WA Department of Ecology 2017 With the documented water quality impairments in the Walla Walla watershed, extensive sampling and analyses of groundwater, source water and soils were prescribed in order to gather the information necessary to assess whether aquifer recharge operations were negatively impacting water quality.This memo assesses the full set of data submitted to Ecology by the Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council documenting the water and soil quality over the course of the infiltration operations. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed Water quality, Walla Walla, aquifer recharge, groundwater, source water, soil quality, TMDL, PCBs, technical memorandum, Locher Road, Stiller Pond, Last Chance Road, Mud Creek

Walla Walla Basin Aquifer Recharge Strategic Plan - January 2013

RechargeStrategy_FINAL_1-29-13_sp.pdf

Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council 2013 The goal of this document is to summarize aquifer recharge goals, activities, and data for Walla Walla watershed stakeholders so that they may use it while making sustainable water resource decisions for ecological, agricultural, and economic benefit. This document describes the need to stabilize and restore the alluvial aquifer and thus improve low-flow conditions in hydraulically connected streams. Peer Reviewed WWBWC, Walla Walla Basin, Aquifer recharge, strategic plan, ASR, hydrogeology, Stiller Pond, water availability, water budget, alluvial aquifer

Touchet River Floodplain and Flow Restoration Project Tour - October 15, 2019

Touche_ River_Projec_Tour_15_10_2019.pdf

N/A 2019 A document describing Toucher River floodplain and flow restoration projects. Highlights projects led by CTUIR, City of Datyon and WWT. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed Touchet River, floodplain restoration, flow restoration, projects, CTUIR, City of Dayton, WWT, fish habitat, Touchet Eastside-Westside Irrigation District

Mill Creek Report - A Report Addressing Improvements to the City of Walla Walla's Municipal Water System in Association with Increasing Flows of Mill Creek for Salmonids and other Aquatic Life

Mill_Creek_Report_6-1-18.pdf

City of Walla Walla 2018 This Report is rooted in a 2016 Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) Reservoir Permit issued to the City of Walla Walla (City) which authorizes the City, in the operation of its water supply system, to store underground its municipal use water diverted from Mill Creek. This document, permit-mandated for City preparation, is the product of a cooperative joint endeavor of three government entities with different origins and constituencies, namely the (1) Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), (2) Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife and (3) the City Peer Reviewed Mill Creek, City of Walla Walla, reservoir permit, salmonids, CTUIR, WDFW, municipal water supply, water use, insfrastructure, long-term, instream flows, fisheries, implementation, ASR

West Little Walla Walla River Habitat Assessment - Final Draft

WLWW_HabitatAssessment_10-2012.pdf

Little Walla Walla River Group/Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council 2012 Members of the Little Walla Walla River Group assessed the habitat of the West Little Walla Walla River (WLWWR) during July and August of 2012 to determine: (1) if significant changes have occurred since CTUIR’s 2004 assessment, and (2) the location of habitat problems and a priority for habitat restoration actions. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed West Little Walla Walla River, WWBWC, habitat assessment, habitat restoration, flow augmentation, fisheries, ecological function

Yellowhawk Stream Temperature Analysis: 2010-2013 versus 2001

Yellowhawk_Temp_Analysis_2014.pdf

Tri-State Steelheaders 2014 High summertime water temperatures in Yellowhawk Creek, tributary to Mill Creek in the Walla Walla River Basin, are a limiting factor for salmonid restoration and water quality. To improve summer water temperatures, as well as other water quality variables, riparian restoration projects were performed in the cities of Walla Walla and College Place between 2008 and 2014. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed Yellowhawk Creek, temperature, salmonid restoration, fisheries, water quality, Mill Creek, limiting factor

Proposed Walla Walla Community College Local Water Plan (LWP)

WWCC_Local_Water_Plan-Final.pdf

Walla Walla Community College N/A WWCC's proposed local water plan. Describes plans to exchange the source of water for the Community College’s HVAC system from surface water to basalt wells in order to cease all diversion of waterfrom Titus Creek, among other plans. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed local water plan, LWP, Walla Walla Community College, WWCC, water rights, Mill Creek, Titus Creek, water use, irrigation, water source exchange, instream flows

Local Water Plan (LWP) with Larry Pierce - approved by WWWMP Board of Directors

18-01_Pierce_LWP.pdf

Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership (WWWMP) 2018 This LWP allows Pierce to move a point of diversion downstream, preserving upstream flows by drawing on a more available water supply. The place of use for the water right will also move along with the point of diversion. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed local water plan, LWP, Larry Pierce, point of diversion, place of use, water rights, WWWMP, irrigation, CREP, instream flow

Gardena Farms Irrigation District #13 Local Water Plan Agreement (LWP)

LWP_GFID13_Updated_5-4-2017.pdf

Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership (WWWMP) 2017 The primary purpose of the Gardena Farms Irrigation District #13 LWP is to enhance instream flow conditions in that reach of the Walla Walla River between the Gardena Farms Irrigation District #13 (GFID) diversion and several alternate points of diversion (POD) located approximately 15 miles downstream, below the confluence with the Touchet River. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed local water plan, LWP, gardena farms, GFID #13, instream flow, irrigation diversion, Walla Walla River, Touchet River, WWWMP, shallow aquifer recharge (SAR), water rights

Hassler Local Water Plan Agreement (LWP)

Hassler_LWP.pdf

Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership (WWWMP) 2015 This document is a Local Water Plan approved in accordance and consistent with RCW 90.92. The purpose of the Hassler Local Water Plan is to provide flexibility to the landowner's water use while enhancinginstream flow conditions. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed Walla Walla watershed, Walla Walla River, instream flows, local water plan, Mud Creek, SEPA, aquifer recharge, RCW 90.92, LWP

Reser Farm Local Water Plan Agreement

LWP_14-01_Reser_Farm.pdf

Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership (WWWMP) 2014 This document is a Local Water Plan approved in accordance and consistent with RCW 90.92. The purpose of the Reser Local Water Plan is to provide flexibility to the landowner's water use while enhancinginstream flow conditions. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed Walla Walla watershed, Walla Walla River, instream flows, local water plan, SEPA, aquifer recharge, RCW 90.92, LWP

Pepper Bridge Local Water Plan Agreement (LWP)

11-01_LWP.pdf

Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership (WWWMP) 2011 This document is a Local Water Plan approved in accordance and consistent with RCW 90.92. The purpose of the Pepper Bridge Local Water Plan is to provide flexibility to the Local gorup and enhance instream flow conditions from the surface water point of diversion on Yellowhawk Creek downstream to the confluence with Walla Walla River. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed Walla Walla watershed, Walla Walla River, instream flows, local water plan, SEPA, aquifer recharge, RCW 90.92, Yellowhawk Creek, LWP

Stiller Pond Site Local Water Plan Agreement

10-02_LWP.pdf

Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership (WWWMP) 2011 This document is a Local Water Plan approved in accordance and consistent with RCW 90.92. The purpose of the Stiller Pond Local Water Plan is to enhance instream flow conditions downstream from the surface water point of diversion on Mill Creek to the confluence with the Walla Walla River. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed Walla Walla watershed, Walla Walla River, instream flows, local water plan, SEPA, aquifer recharge, RCW 90.92, LWP

Gardena FarmsIrrigation District #13 Local Water Plan Agreement

10-01_LWP.pdf

Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership (WWWMP) 2011 This document is a Local Water Plan approved in accordance and consistent with RCW 90.92. The purpose of the Gardena Farms Irrigation District #13 LWP is to enhance instream flow conditions in that reach of the Walla Walla River between te Gardena Farms Irrigation DIstrict #13 (GFID) diversion and several alternate points of diversion (POD) located approximately 15 miles downstream, below the confluence with the Touchet River. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed Walla Walla watershed, Walla Walla River, instream flows, local water plan, SEPA, aquifer recharge, RCW 90.92, LWP

Work Plan for the Walla Walla County Voluntary Stewardship Program

VSPWorkPlan_final_201711.pdf 

Walla Walla County Conservation District and Anderson Perry & Associates, Inc. 2017 This work plan outlines the Walla Walla County Voluntary Stewardship Program's (VSP) strategy to protect critical areas where agricultural activities are conducted while maintaining and improving the long-term viability of agriculture in the County and reducing the conversion of farmland to other uses. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency work plan, Walla Walla County, agriculture, Walla Walla watershed, land use, soil, water quality, WWWP, wildlife, erosion, VSP, stewardship, flooding, wetlands,

Lower Walla Walla River Geomorphic Assessment and Action Plan

GAAP_Report_Dec_2014.pdf

Tetra Tech 2014 The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) has a vested interest in restoring and enhancing high-quality ecological conditions for aquatic species in the Walla Walla Subbasin (Subbasin). The LWWWG (Lower Walla Walla Working Group) determined the need for a detailed geomorphic assessment and action plan (GAAP). This GAAP builds upon the more than four decades of past research and management efforts to more fully understand the physical and biological processes and limiting factors affecting the Lower Walla Walla River (the geomorphic assessment portion), and identify and prioritize restoration and enhancement opportunities (the action plan component). Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Umatilla, Lower Walla Walla, Walla Walla River, Walla Walla subasin, geomorphic, Touchet, McNary Dam, Columbia River, Chinook, Lake Wallula, discharge, Bulltrout, Steelhead, Coho, river assessment, hydrogeomorphic, ecosystem management, channel stability, bank erosion, agricultural, floodplains, irrigation, riparian plantings, instream flows, water quantity, water quality, water temperature, spawning, restoration, action plan

Salmonid Habitat Limiting Factors Water Resource Inventory Area 32 Walla Walla Watershed Final Report

Salmonid_Habitat_Limiting_Factors_WRIA_32.pdf

Washington State Conservation Comission 2001 This report deals with habitat conditions only. It does not deal with harvest, hydropower, or hatchery issues. The report is a summary of existing knowledge from published sources and interviews of people with expertise in the Walla Walla Watershed. It is intended to provide guidance for implementation of salmonid habitat restoration projects. It is not a recovery plan for summer steelhead or bull trout, although it could be a component of such a plan. Habitat conditions are described, then assessed based on standards developed from published sources and consultations with local natural resource agency personnel, finally recommendations are made to improve habitat conditions. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Walla Walla Watershed, Walla Walla Basin, habitat, spawning, Chinook, Steelhead, Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Mountain Whitefish, habitat limiting, Upper Touchet Subbasin, North Fork Touchet River, Lewis Creek, Touchet River, Coppei Creek, Mill Creek, Dry Creek, Mill Creek, Yellowhawk Creek, Garrison Creek, Cottonwood, Russell Creek, Reser Creek, Oregon, restoration,

Assessment of Salmonids and Their Habitat Conditions in the Walla Walla River Basin within Washington: 2006 Annual Report (From March 1, 2006 to March 1, 2007

wdfw00760.pdf

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 2007 This study began in 1998 to assess salmonid distribution, relative abundance, genetic characteristics (stock status and trends), and the condition of salmonid habitats in the Walla Walla River Subbasin within Washington. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Walla Walla River, Walla Walla Basin, Salmonids, stream flows, stream temperatures, electrofishing, spawning, sampling, fish stock, Steelhead, Bull Trout, Yellowhawk Creek,Touchet River, Mill Creek, Dry Creek, Whitefish, Brown Trout, Chinook, lamprey, Steelhead, habitat, genetic, fish abundance,

NRCS State Resource Assessment 2011: Priority Resource Concerns

nrcs144p2_033900.pdf

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service: Washington State 2011 The intent of this document is to provide an overview of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Washington 2011 State Resource Assessment (SRA) process and present the final Resource Concern Priority rankings and Priority Treatment Areas. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency water quality, ground water, surface water, irrigation, agricultural, habitat degradation, biosolids, pesticides, compost, soil quality, erosion, streambanks, soil detachment, sediment, waste management

Mill Creek and Walla Walla County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update

Walla_County_CWPP.pdf

Walla Walla County Emergency Management 2017 This Mill Creek / Walla Walla County CWPP update has been developed in accordance with theguidelines set forth by Federal regulation as well as input from the planning committee,publicstakeholder meetings, and collaborative partners. This document was modeled after theneighboring Union County, Oregon CWPP, in an effort to unify adjacent jurisdictions formitigation strategies and fire risk management of the Mill Creek Watershed. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Mill Creek, Walla Walla County, wildfire, City of Walla Walla, land use, risk assessment, climate, protection plan

Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Rate Map

WW_Co_Flood_Plan_FEMA_Maps.pdf

Floorway consultants Unknown Maps of Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance rates for Mill Creek/Walla Walla area Agency figure, graph, spreadsheet, maps Mill Creek, City of Walla Walla, Walla Walla River, Snake River, map, emergency, insurance rates, Cottonwood Creek, Russell Creek, Yellowhawk Creek, dam, dam failure, Touchet River

Walla Walla County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP)

WallaWallaCountyHMP.pdf

Northwest Management, Inc. 2018 This plan was prepared pursuant to the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Action of 2000 (DMA2K) and the implementing regulations set forth by the Interim Final Rule published in the Federal Register in February 2002, (44 CFR 201.6), hereafter, these requirements will be referred to collectively as the DMA2K. While the act emphasizes the need for mitigation plans, more coordinated mitigation planning, and implementation efforts, they also establish requirements for hazard mitigation funding from the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Act. Consultant reports - Non-reviewed/non-approved by Agency hazard, mitigation, Walla Walla County, HMP, City of Walla Walla, City of Waitsburg, City of Prescott, City of College Place, natural disaster, natural hazard, soil liquification, Mill Creek, Mill Creek Watershed, flood control

Appendix B: Developing an Approximation of the Normative Hydrograph at Milton-Freewater

Normative_Hydrograph_Milton-Freewater.pdf

Unknown Unknown Three channels contribute flows to the Walla Walla River before it leaves the Blue Mountains- the North Fork of the Walla Walla River, South Fork of the Walla Walla River, and Couse Creek. The existing gaging stations on the North Fork and South Fork of the Walla Walla River are located upstream of all major diversions. Only two surface water rights, for diversion of a total of 0.003 cfs, are listed in OWRD's database for points of diversion located upstream of the OWRD gaging stations on the North Fork and South Fork. Miscellaneous non-peer reviewed Walla Walla River, Blue Mountains, North Fork, South Fork, Couse Creek, Little Walla Walla River, hydrograph, Oregon, gaging stations, appendices, discharge, streamflow

Watershed Management Initiative Monitoring Program Phase II:Final Report - Assessment of Historical Trends in Land Use and Riparian Conditions in the Walla Walla Basin (WMI Tasks 5.4)

ParksBowerdMendel_WMI_5-4.pdf

Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council 2010 One of the greatest barriers to salmonid survival in the Walla Walla Basin is thermal water quality. The 2002/2003 Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) temperature studies carried out on the three major basin riversfound that water temperatureoften reachedlethal levelsfor salmonid species. The Oregon TMDLassessment conducted by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) and the Walla Walla Basin Watershed. Council (WWBWC)in 2000 found that seven-day moving average temperatures on the main stem Walla Walla River exceeded the Oregon state water quality standard1on 36 of the 43 study sites on the Walla Walla River (Butcher et. al, 2005). The standard was also exceeded at all sevenstudy sites on the Touchet River and Mill Creek (Butcher et. al, 2005). The ODEQ/WWBWC TMDL assessment citedincreased in-stream flows and increased shade as the most critical factors for lowering the currently high water temperatures to meet thermal water quality standards. Consultant reports - Agency reviewed/approved Walla Walla Basin, TMDL, Total Maximum Daily Loads, instream flows, Touchet River, Mill Creek, Walla Walla Watershed, fisheries, riparian vegetation, riparian habitat, land use

Habitat Conservation Planning: Evaluating the Thermal Impacts of Streamflow and Irrigation Bypass in the Walla Walla River

Thermal_Impacts_Bower-Barber.pdf

HDR EES, Inc. 2007 The Walla Walla River Basin is an important aquatic resource that empties into the Columbia River downstream of the Snake River confluence and upstream of McNary Dam at approximately River Mile 315 (RKm 507). As illustrated in Figure 1, the main stem of the Walla Walla River originates in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon before crossing the state line into Washington near the towns of Milton-Freewater, Oregon and Walla Walla, Washington. Because of increasing concerns for resident bull trout and anadromous salmonid species in the basin, fish and water management agencies have begun to examine steps needed to protect several important rearing and spawning reaches in the river system. One issue concerns the impact of water temperatures in the main stem of the Walla Walla River. Consultant reports - Agency reviewed/approved Walla Walla River Basin, Columbia River, goundwater, instream, flow calibration, North Fork, South Fork, Little Walla Walla, Touchet River, fisheries, streamflow, water quality

Walla Walla Subbasin Stream Temperature Total Maximum Daily Load and Water Quality Management Plan

2005_ gwq_plan.pdf

Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality 2005 This document lays out goals and planning to address elevated stream temperature in the Walla Walla Subbasin in Oregon. This report is issued to USEPA as the Total Maximum Daily Load to address these listings in Oregon. Part 1 is the TMDL and Part 2 is the WQMP. The goal of the TMDL is a natural stream temperature pattern. This is expressed first as a solar radiation heat loading and then translated to effective shade. Other measures of progress are provided as well. These targets are applicable to nonpoint sources of pollution. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency. TMDL, Total Maximum Daily Loads, Walla Walla Subbasin, Walla Walla River, WQMP, Water Quality Management Program, Oregon, NPDES, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Clean Water Act, CWA, water quality, nonpoint sources, point sources, temperature

Geomorphic Assessment: Touchet River Upstream of Dayton, Washington

Touchet-River-Geomorphic-Assess.pdf

Geoengineers 2011 The Touchet River Geomorphic Assessement Project is the product of a progressive community-wide collaboration to improve habitat for ESA listed steelhead and bulltrouth while simutaneously exploring ways to attenuate flood risk to the community. The framework of this project was developed so site-specific river/floodplain restoration opportunities are identified within the context of watershed processes. This report serves as a foundation for future restoration planning and also provides conceptual restoration details for the top priority reach. Consultant Report – Agency approved Touchet River, Geomorphic, steelhead, bulltrout, flood, floodplain, watershed, restoration, habitat, flood control, City of Dayton, hydrologic, hydraulic, channel mitigation, fisheries, fish habitat, floodplain connectivity

Flood Insurance Study- Columbia County, Washington and Incorporated Areas

FIS_53013CV000.pdf

FEMA 2000 This Flood Insurance Study investigates the existence and severity of the flood hazards in the geographic area of Columbia County, Washington, including the incorporated Cities of Dayton and Starbuck, and the unincorporated areas of Columbia County and aids in the administration of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 and the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973. This study has developed flood risk data for various areas of the community that will be used to establish actuarial flood insurance rates and to assist the community in its efforts to promote sound floodplain management. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency City of Dayton, Starbuck, flood, flooding, flood hazards, FEMA, Columbia County, flood protection, hydrologic, hydraulic, floodplain, Tucannon River, Touchet River, Patit Creek

Notification of Flood Insurance Study for Walla Walla County

FIS_2006_Reser_Russel_Creeks.pdf

FEMA 2006 The Flood Insurance Study report and Flood Insurance Rate Map for Walla Walla County revisions that are used for floodplain management purposes and flood insurance policies. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Walla Walla County, National Flood Insurance Program, floodplain management, FEMA, flood insurance, Reser Creek, Russell Creek, floodway,

Notification of Flood Insurance Study for Walla Walla County

FIS_Walla2_Co_2002.pdf

FEMA 2002 This Flood Insurance Study investigates the existence and severity of flood hazards in the unincorporated areas of Walla Walla County, Washington, and aids in the administration of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 and the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973. This study will be used to convert Walla Walla County to the regular program of flood insurance by the Federal Emergency Managment Agency. Local and regional planners will use this study in their efforts to promote sound flood plain management. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency. Walla Walla County, National Flood Insurance Program, floodplain management, FEMA, flood insurance, floodway, Walla Walla River, Touchet River, Lower Mill Creek, Upper Mill Creek, Yellowhawk Creek, Cottonwood Creek, Russell Creek, Reser Creek, Coppei Creek, Dry Creek,

Touchet River Adjudication Report of Referee

Touche_River_Report_Referee.pdf

Columbia County Superior Court 1929 The Report of Referee for the water rights adjudication in the Touchet River from 1929. This is a photo-copied document. This report describes proceedings that determined the relative priorities of all surface water rights at the time. The Report of Referee precedes the Court's Final Decree that determines validity and priorities of the water rights. Court decisions and other legal document Touchet River, water rights adjudication, priority dates, validity, schedule of rights, water supply, claims, water duty, water right classes

Touchet River Adjudication Final Decree

Touchet_River_Decree.pdf

Columbia County Superior Court 1929 This is the final decree for the Touchet River water rights adjudication from 1929. This is a photo-copied document and does not include the final schedule of rights, which can be found in the report of referee. This court case determined the validity and relative priorities of all surface water rights at the time. Court decisions and other legal document Touchet River, water rights adjudication, priority dates, validity, water supply, claims, water duty

Walla Walla River Adjudication Final Decree

Walla_Decree_No_19075.pdf

Walla Walla County Superior Court 1928 This is the final decree for the Walla Walla River water rights adjudication from 1928. It is a photo-copied document and includes the final schedule of rights. This court case determined the validity and relative priorities of all surface water rights at the time. Court decisions and other legal document Walla Walla River, water rights adjudication, priority dates, validity, water supply, claims, water duty, schedule of rights, water right classes

Evaluation of Compartmentalized Aquifers in the Walla Walla Subbasin of Oregon Using Isotopic and Geochemical Tracers

vanStolkCourtneyA_WWSB_Basalt_Geochem.pdf

Courtney van Stolk 2019 This study collected a significant amount of data on groundwater isotopic and chemical composition in the Walla Walla Subbasin that could provide input for future research to better understand its groundwater system. In particular, a partial mixing model using carbon-14 and tritium concentrations would allow for estimates of recharge volumes along different flow paths and timescales in the subbasin. One statistical weakness of this study was the small number of wells with the full suite of chemical and isotopic parameters used in the principal component analyses. This issue could be solved by including more data points from wells that are being sampled as part of a planned USGS and Washington Department of Ecology study in the Washington portion of the Walla Walla River Basin that will take place in 2019 and 2020. Peer reviewed Walla Walla Basin, Oregon, Oregon State University, Walla Walla Subbasin, USGS, WA Depy. Of Ecology, aquifer, isotopic, geochemical, irrigation, groundwater, surface water, Walla Walla River, basalt, flow paths, hydrology,water quality, Columbia river plateau regional aquifer system, hydrogeology, thesis

Walla Walla Watershed Partnership 2050 Strategic Plan -- City of Walla Walla Water System Data Request

200623CityWaterUsageMemo.pdf

 

City of Walla Walla 2020 Measurements and correspondence in relation to City of Walla Walla System Data Request Agency internal white paper City of Walla Walla, Water System, Walla Walla watershed, alluvial, basalt, groundwater, municipal water, water supply needs,

Water Loss Control Action Plan

WaterLossControlPlan.pdf

City of Walla Walla 2019 Over the last six years, the City of Walla Walla has experienced an average Distribution System Leakage (DSL) of approximately 29% for all water that enters the water distribution system. The Washington Department of Health (DOH) regulations discussed in Ch. 246-290-820(4) of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) require the completion of a Water Loss Control Action Plan (WLCAP) with the objective of the plan being to reduce distribution system water losses to 10% or less over a prescribed timeline. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency City of Walla Walla, water distribution system, water loss control action plan, WLCAP, metering, leakage, municipal supply, conveyance, efficiency

Walla Walla Pilot Local Water Management Program - Interm Progress Report - 2012

2012_Report_Leg.pdf 

Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership (WWWMP) and Ecology 2012 In 2009, the Washington State Legislature unanimously approved Second Substitute House Bill 1580(Establishing a pilot local water management program in one qualified jurisdiction)as a ten-year pilot program. The act was signed by Gov. Christine Gregoire and codified in RCW 90.92.The Walla Walla Watershed is provided an unprecedented opportunity under RCW 90.92 to solvelocal water management challenges in a new way, piloting a cooperative approach that includes local shared-governance and innovative tools to address the complex and intertwined problems of low stream flows, endangered fish populations, and competing water demands.This document is an interim progress report, the first of three required reports in RCW 90.92.060, summarizing the previous three years� actions, funding, accomplishments, and recommendations of the Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership. Peer reviewed Walla Walla watershed, water management, instream flows, endangered fish, water demand, water banking, water plans, well mitigation, legislative report, RCW 90.92

Walla Walla Pilot Local Water Management Program - Interm Progress Report - 2015

2015_Report_Leg.pdf 

Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership (WWWMP) and Ecology 2015 This document is the second of three interim progress reports to be submitted to the Legislature by the WallaWalla Watershed Management Partnership (Partnership), per RCW 90.92. This report summarizes Partnership activities and accomplishments from December 2012 through November 2015 Peer reviewed Walla Walla watershed, water management, instream flows, endangered fish, water demand, water banking, water plans, well mitigation, legislative report, RCW 90.92, drought

Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership A Proposal for a Pilot Local Water Management Program in the Walla Walla Basin

2008_Report_Leg.pdf 

WA State Dept. of Ecology and Walla Walla County 2008 The Walla Walla community proposes establishing a new Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership (WWWMP). The Partnership will integrate local water and watershed management with state oversight, providing a primary governance structure for improved water management and ensuring that local and statewide interests are protected. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Walla Walla watershed, water management, instream flows, endangered fish, water demand, water banking, water plans, well mitigation, Walla Walla water bank, Walla Walla basin, legislative report, bi-state flow, WWWMP, report to governor

Assessing Success of the Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership Pilot - Perfomance Audit

PerformanceAudit.pdf 

Office of the Washington State Auditor 2020 Codified in 2009 (RCW 90.92), the Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership was originally a 10-year pilot allowing water management through a locally focused, collaborative approach without the Department of Ecology's usual regulatory oversight. Although the Legislature created the water management pilot to improve streamflow, the board's initial strategic plan only cited it in connection with establishing local water plans. In its 2018 report to the Legislature, the Partnership acknowledged streamflow did not improve, but thought the pilot succeeded in bringing diverse interests to the table. Our statistical analysis also suggests that streamflow did not change, and similar statistical models could be used to help evaluate future efforts. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Walla Walla watershed, water management, instream flows, endangered fish, water demand, water banking, water plans, well mitigation, audit, funding, WWWMP

Umatilla River Basin Report

Umatilla_River_Basin.pdf 

Oregon State Water Resources Board 1963 The purpose of this report is to set forth in a condensed form the major items considered by the State Water Resources Board in its formulation of an integrated, coordinated program of use and control of the water resources of the Umatilla Basin in Oregon. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Water supply, groundwater, surface water, water rights, Walla Walla subbasin, irrigation, water use, hydroelectric, flood control, fisheries, flood damage, Umatilla River, drainage

Map Showing The Natural Limits of Distribution of Salmon in the Columbia River Basin

 salmon_map.pdf

US Comission of Fish and Fisheries Unknown Map describing salmon distribution in Columbia River Basin Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency map, Columbia River, salmon, Columbia River Basin

The Umatilla River Vision

CTUIR_River_Vision_2011.pdf 

Conderated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Department of Natural Resources 2008 The Umatilla basin includes a healthy river capable of providing First Foods that sustain the continuity of the Tribe�s culture. This vision requires a river that is dynamic, and shaped not only by physical and biological processes, but the interactions and interconnections between those processes. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Umatilla, Umatilla River, First Foods, water quality, geomorphology, riparian, river network, habitat, biotic community, restoration, Umatilla Basin, floodplain, channgel structure, channel diversity, tribal, fish, fish habitat, Columbia River, surface water

Sediment Transport by Streams in the Walla Walla River Basin, Washington and Oregon July 1962-June 1965

USGS_Sediment_ Report_1962-196.pdf 

Washington State Department of Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 1969 To develop a better understanding of present fluvial-sediment conditions in the Walla Walla River basin, a study was begun in 1962 cooperatively between the U.S. Geological Survey and the Washington State Department of Water Resources. The pur- poses of the study were to (1) determine the approximate amount of sediment being transported by the Walla Walla River and its major tributaries; (2) evaluate the environmental factors that influence sedi- ment yield and transport; and (3) establish a fluvial-sediment reference for use in future planning and development of the basin resources. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency sediment, Walla Walla River, Walla Walla Basin, Washington, Oregon, streams, water supply, geological, topography, climate, vegetation, Mill Creek, Walla Walla River, Dry Creek, Pine Creek, Touchet River, subbasin, particle size, bedload

Estimating Flow-Duration and Low-Flow Frequency Statistics for Unregulated Streams in Oregon

USGS_Oregon_sir_2008_5126.pdf 

U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Oregon Department of Transportation 2008 Flow statistical datasets, basin-characteristic datasets, and regression equations were developed to provide decision makers with surface-water information needed for activities such as water-quality regulation, water-rights adjudication, biological habitat assessment, infrastructure design, and water-supply planning and management. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency flow duration, low flow, statistics, unregulated streams, Oregon, gaging stations, ungaged, streamflow, comsumptive use, drainage basin, regression analysis, temperature, flow statistics

Shoreline Restoration Plan City of Dayton, Washington Shoreline Master Program Update

Ord_1882SRP.pdf 

URS 2015 Under the Washington State Shoreline Management Act (SMA), each city and county with "shorelines of the state" must adopt a Shoreline Master Program (SMP) based on state laws and rules but tailored to the specific geographic, economic, and environmental needs of the community. The primary goal that must be addressed in an SMP update is how to achieve "no net loss of ecological shoreline functions necessary to sustain shoreline natural resources" (Ecology 2004). This shoreline restoration plan describes actions intended to compensate for anticipated future shoreline habitat degradation associated with development and increased land use pressure. Consultant reports - Agency reviewed/approved Dayton, Shoreline restoration, SMP, habitat degradation, Touchet River, analysis, regulation, grants, watershed, watershed enhancement, watershed restoration, temperature, sedimentation, turbidity, agriculture, riparian cover, floodplain, fish, spawning, best mangement practices, BMPs, erosion, Washington State Shoreline Management Act, SMA

Final Shoreline Inventory and Characterization Report Shoreline Master Program Update City of Dayton, Washington

Ord1882Inv_Char.pdf 

URS 2014 This shoreline inventory and characterization report is part of the City of Dayton's SMP update. It establishes the baseline for "no net loss" of ecological conditions, provides information about the existing nature of areas along the banks of waterways under the jurisdiction of the SMA, and documents areas that are currently developed or are likely to become developed. It also rates the condition of the ecosystem functions and processes along the shoreline to determine overall stream health. Consultant reports - Agency reviewed/approved Dayton, Shoreline restoration, SMP, habitat degradation, Touchet River, analysis, regulation, grants, watershed, watershed enhancement, watershed restoration, temperature, sedimentation, turbidity, agriculture, riparian cover, floodplain, fish, spawning, best mangement practices, BMPs, erosion, Washington State Shoreline Management Act, SMA

Final Draft Restoration Plan Southeast Washington Coalition Shoreline Master Program Update

SEWACoalRestPlan.pdf 

 

Anchor QEA, LLC 2016 The counties of Asotin, Columbia, and Garfield, along with the City of Clarkston and the Town of Starbuck, have formed the Southeast Washington Region (SE WA Region) Coalition1 (Coalition) to develop a regional Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) adopted the 2003 Shoreline Management Act (SMA) G uidelines (Guidelines; Chapter 173-26 Washington Administrative Code [WAC]), which require local government review and updates of SMPs. Restoration and enhancement elements discussed in this Plan, in addition to the environmental protection and mitigation measures set forth in the SMP, are intended to work together to achieve the SMA goal of no net loss of shoreline ecological function. Consultant reports - Agency reviewed/approved shoreline restoration, Columbia County, Garfield County, Asotin County, City of Clarkston, Town of Starbuck, climate, water resources, Pomeroy Conservation District, Columbia County Conservation, Nez Perce, Bonneville Power Administration, shoreline impairments, Asotin Creek, Grand Ronde River, Snake River, Touchet River, Tucannon River, Shoreline Master Program, SMP, WAC, ecological function

Appendix E SE WA County Coalition Reach Characterization Tables and Reach Maps

AppETouchet2014.pdf 

Southeast Washington Coalition of Counties 2014 Characterization tables and maps for SE WA County Coalition Reach Agency figure, graph, spreadsheet, map Toucht river, chart, graph, map, Columbia County, Walla Walla County, shoreline, Dayton, shoreline master program, SMP, flooding, sediment, water quantity, water quality, wastewater treatment, geomorphic, land use

Appendix D SE WA County Coalition Reach Characterization Tables and Reach Maps

AppDForest2014.pdf 

Southeast Washington Coalition of Counties 2014 Characterization tables and maps for SE WA County Coalition Reach Agency figure, graph, spreadsheet, map map, graph, Mill Creek, Wenaha River, Columbia County, Butte Creek, Third Creek, Garfield County, Crooked Creek, Oregon, First Creek, shoreline, flooding, shoreline, Dayton, shoreline master program, SMP, flooding, sediment, water quantity, water quality, wastewater treatment, geomorphic, land use

APPENDIX G MAP FOLIO of SE WA Coalition Shoreline Master Program

App_G_Map_Folio.pdf 

Anchor QEA, LLC 2015 Maps for Shoreline Master Program Agency figure, graph, spreadsheet, map map, SMA Juristriction, Garfield County, Columbia County, Asotin County, Grande Ronde, Snake River, Oregon, Asotin Creek

Shoreline Inventory Mapfolio Overview

SMP-Map_coversheet.pdf 

Anchor QEA, LLC 2014 Maps for Shoreline Master Program Agency figure, graph, spreadsheet, map Walla Walla County, Prescott, Waitsburg, Walla Walla, map, SMP, Shoreline Master Program

Land Use Land Cover Regional Shoreline Master Program Update

WallaSMP-Land_Use.pdf 

Anchor QEA, LLC 2014 Land Use map for Shoreline Master Program Agency figure, graph, spreadsheet, map Walla Walla County, Prescott, Waitsburg, Walla Walla, map, SMP, Shoreline Master Program

Impervious Surface Map Regional Shoreline Master Program

WallaSMP_Map_Impervious.pdf 

Anchor QEA, LLC 2014 Impervious Surface map for Shoreline Master Program Agency figure, graph, spreadsheet, map Walla Walla County, Prescott, Waitsburg, Walla Walla, map, SMP, Shoreline Master Program

Preliminary Channel Mitigration Zone Shoreline Master Program Update

WallaSMP-MapMZ.pdf 

Anchor QEA, LLC 2014 Preliminary Channel Migration Zone map for Shoreline Master Program Agency figure, graph, spreadsheet, map Walla Walla County, Prescott, Waitsburg, Walla Walla, map, SMP, Shoreline Master Program

Critical Aquifer Recharge Area Shoreline Master Program Update

WallaSMP_MapCARAs.pdf 

Anchor QEA, LLC 2014 Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas map for Shoreline Master Program Agency figure, graph, spreadsheet, map Walla Walla County, Prescott, Waitsburg, Walla Walla, map, SMP, Shoreline Master Program

Shoreline Modifications Shoreline Master Program

WallaSMP_Map_ShorelineMod.pdf 

Anchor QEA, LLC 2014 Shoreline Modification map for Shoreline Master Program Agency figure, graph, spreadsheet, map Walla Walla County, Prescott, Waitsburg, Walla Walla, map, SMP, Shoreline Master Program

Preliminary Shoreline Jurisdiction Shoreline Master Program

SMP_Map_Jurisdiction.pdf 

Anchor QEA, LLC 2014 Preliminary Shoreline Jurisdiction for Shoreline Master Program Agency figure, graph, spreadsheet, map Walla Walla County, Prescott, Waitsburg, Walla Walla, map, SMP, Shoreline Master Program

Floodplain and Floodway Shoreline Master Program

SMP-MapFloodway.pdf 

Anchor QEA, LLC 2014 Floodplain and Floodway map for Shoreline Master Program Agency figure, graph, spreadsheet, map Walla Walla County, Prescott, Waitsburg, Walla Walla, map, SMP, Shoreline Master Program

Washington Water Quality Assessment Shoreline Master Program

SMP-Map_WQ2012.pdf 

Anchor QEA, LLC 2014 Water Quality Assessment map for Shoreline Master Program Agency figure, graph, spreadsheet, map Walla Walla County, Prescott, Waitsburg, Walla Walla, map, SMP, Shoreline Master Program

Wetlands Shoreline Master Program

SMP-Map_Wetlands .pdf

Anchor QEA, LLC 2014 Wetlands map for Shoreline Master Program Agency figure, graph, spreadsheet, map Walla Walla County, Prescott, Waitsburg, Walla Walla, map, SMP, Shoreline Master Program

Shoreline Analysis Report for Shorelines in Walla Walla County and the Cities of Walla Walla, Prescott, and Waitsburg

WallaAnalysis.pdf 

The Watershed Company, Berk, and Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council 2014 This Shoreline AnalysisReport was prepared for Walla Walla County and the Cities of Walla Walla, Prescott and Waitsburg under a Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) grant to help create or update each jurisdiction's Shoreline Master Program (SMP). Washington's Shoreline Management Act of 1971 and its implementing State Guidelines adopted in 2003 require this update. Consultant reports - Agency reviewed/approved Walla Walla, Prescott, Waitsburg, Shoreline Analysis, Shoreline Management Act, SMP, Walla Walla River, Snake River, Columbia River, Touchet River, Mill Creek, Bennington Creek, Yellowhawk Creek, land use, flood hazard, vegetation, water quality, stormwater, non point, dredge, ecological function

2020 Columbia River BasinWater Supply Inventory Report

OCR2020.pdf

WA Department of Ecology Office of Columbia River 2021 In accordance with RCW 90.90.040, the Office of Columbia River submits this 2020 Columbia River Basin Annual Water Supply Inventory Report summarizing the accomplishments and ongoing efforts to meet the legislative mandate as defined in RCW 90.90. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Columbia River, water supply, forecast, COVID-19, drought, Odessa, groundwater, aquifer, Walla Walla, Icicle Creek, Yakima River, aquifer storage, Pasco Basin, water rights, water permits, Lake Roosevelt, Sullivan Lake, Port of Walla Walla, instream flows, trust water program, fish, fisheries, demand forecast

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service v. Hudson Bay District Improvement Company, Walla Walla River Irrigation District, and Gardena Farms Irrigation District #13 Final Civil Penalty Settlement Agreement

Final_CPSA.PDF

US Fish and Wildlife Service 2004 Settlement Agreement between US Fish and Wildlife Service and Hudson Bay District Improvement Company/Walla Walla Irrigation District. This entails a resolvement over a dam construction violation that didnt include a Habitat Conservation Plan and its impact on bulltrout, which is an endangered species under ESA (Endangered Species Act). Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency fish, ESA, endangered species, bulltrout. Agreement, Walla Walla, irrigation, dam, habitat, conservation, Hudson Bay, instream flows

Walla Walla River Bi-State Flow Study 2020 - 2021 Biennium

Walla_OandM_Funding_Plan.pdf

Jacobs Engineering Group and Aspect Consulting 2021 The mission of the Walla Walla Basin Watershed Partnership is to enhance, restore, and protect native aquatic populations, watersheds, fish and wildlife habitat, and water quality within the Walla Walla Basin, while sustaining a healthy economy. To assist in this mission, the Partnership authorized the Walla Walla River Bi-State Flow Study (Flow Study) to identify and evaluate project alternatives to increase stream flows in the mainstem of the Walla Walla River. This study is to explore explore potential strategies for securing operations and maintenance (O&M) funding for alternative Flow Study projects and to identify opportunities to potentially reduce annual O&M costs. Consultant reports - Agency reviewed/approved Walla Walla Basin Watershed Partnership, Flow Study, Walla Walla River, fish, wildlife, stream flow, funding, cost, Office of Columbia River, booster pumps, Walla Walla Basin, Lower Pine Creek, pump station, pipeline, dam, reservoir, funding models, O&M, Reclamation, Oregon, Umatilla, Columbia River, drought relief, groundwater, Grand Coulee Dam, instream flow, Odessa, grants, taxes, cost reduction, RCW, pumping facilities

Walla Walla River Bi-State Flow Study 2020

WWFS_Brochure_2020_Final.pdf

Office of Columbia River, Walla Walla Basin Watersed Council, and Walla Walla Basin Watershed Partnership 2020 Brochure with details on of independent projects and project combinations to achieve the instream flow goals and to identify a suite of projects as the preferred alternative to achieve these goals. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Walla Walla River, Subbasin, flow study, Columbia River, Washington, Oregon, Umatilla, map, municipal, irrigation, instream flow, fish, brochure, projects, pump exchange, target flow, aquifer, Pine Creek, Gardena Farms, White Ditch, Lowden Ditch , Bennington Lake, reservoir, water market, water supply, proposed alternatives

Frequently Asked Questions about the...Walla Walla River Bi-State Flow Study

WWFS_FAQ_2020_Final_v4.pdf

Office of Columbia River, Walla Walla Basin Watersed Council, and Walla Walla Basin Watershed Partnership 2020 FAQs for Walla Walla River Bi-State Flow Study Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Walla Walla River, Subbasin, flow study, Columbia River, Washington, Oregon, Umatilla, map, municipal, irrigation, instream flow, fish, brochure, projects, pump exchange, target flow, aquifer, Pine Creek, Gardena Farms, White Ditch, Lowden Ditch , Bennington Lake, reservoir, water market, water supply, proposed alternatives

Columbia River Impact and Water Availability Study

6_WWFS_T4_T5_ColRiverImpactWtrAvail.pdf

Jacobs Engineering Group and Aspect Consulting 2021 The primary objective of the Flow Study is to improve streamflow in the Walla Walla River mainstem to support harvestable populations of native fish species while maintaining long-term viability of agricultural, municipal, commercial, and residential uses of water. Consultant reports - Agency reviewed/approved Walla Walla River, Subbasin, flow study, Columbia River, Washington, Oregon, Umatilla, map, municipal, irrigation, instream flow, fish, brochure, projects, pump exchange, target flow, aquifer, Pine Creek, Gardena Farms, White Ditch, Lowden Ditch , Bennington Lake, reservoir, water market, water supply, proposed alternatives

Lower Pine Creek Reservoir Concept Evaluation as a Potential Anchor Project Alternative

LPCR-TM_Final_stamped.pdf

Jacobs Engineering Group 2021 As part of the current phase of the Flow Study, the LPCR site was identified for further evaluation as an anchor project alternative. This Technical Memorandum explores the viability by describing the generaldifferences between the two reservoir sites and providing a comparison with the other alternatives from the 2019 Flow Study. The comparison is provided by adding the LPCR as Alternative 5 in the summary figures and tables from Section 4, Performance and Cost, of the 2019 Flow Study. The details about the figures and tables are not duplicated herein but can be readily referenced in the 2019 Flow Study. Drawings depicting the associated facilities of the LPCR are provided in Attachment 1. Consultant reports - Agency reviewed/approved Walla Walla Basin Watershed Partnership, Flow Study, Walla Walla River, fish, wildlife, stream flow, funding, cost, Office of Columbia River, booster pumps, Walla Walla Basin, Lower Pine Creek, pump station, pipeline, dam, reservoir, funding models, O&M, Reclamation, Oregon, Umatilla, Columbia River, drought relief, groundwater, Grand Coulee Dam, instream flow, Odessa, grants, taxes, cost reduction, RCW, pumping facilities

Addendum to the Flow Study 2019 Update Report

WWFS_Addendum_201_FlowStudy.pdf

Jacobs Engineering Group and Aspect Consulting 2021 This memo documents the current status of the Walla Walla River Bi-State Flow Study (Flow Study) completed in June 2021 as an addendum to the 2019 Flow Study Update (December 2019) report. This 2020-2021 biennium phase of the Flow Study builds upon over a decade of work by multiple basin stakeholders documented in the Walla Walla Basin Integrated Flow Enhancement Study (November 2017), and the Flow Study Update (December 2019). The previous reports identified the Flow Study geographical context, objectives, stakeholders, and documented the process where over 100 water supply projects were evaluated and focused to four specific water supply alternatives to improve flows in the mainstem Walla Walla River. The current phase of the project seeks to further refine the four previously selected alternatives plus one new alternative that emerged during this phase with the goal of focusing on a preferred water supply alternative. Consultant reports - Agency reviewed/approved Walla Walla Basin Watershed Partnership, Flow Study, Walla Walla River, fish, wildlife, stream flow, funding, cost, Office of Columbia River, booster pumps, Walla Walla Basin, Lower Pine Creek, pump station, pipeline, dam, reservoir, funding models, O&M, Reclamation, Oregon, Umatilla, Columbia River, drought relief, groundwater, Grand Coulee Dam, instream flow, Odessa, grants, taxes, cost reduction, RCW, pumping facilities

United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries, Part 4, Report of the Commissioner for 1875-1876 Inland Fisheries

Spangrude_attachment_I11.pdf

United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries 1876 Report on Salon fisheries in the Columbia River. Federal/State/Tribal/Local agency Walla Walla Watershed, Walla Walla Basin, habitat, spawning, Chinook, Steelhead, Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Mountain Whitefish, habitat limiting, Upper Touchet Subbasin, North Fork Touchet River, Lewis Creek, Touchet River, Coppei Creek, Mill Creek, Dry Creek, Mill Creek, Yellowhawk Creek, Garrison Creek, Cottonwood, Russell Creek, Reser Creek, Oregon, restoration,

 Memo Regarding Warm Springs Reservoir and Conveyance System - Potential Anchor Project Alternative for the Walla Walla River Bi-State Flow Study

WSR-TM _Final_task.pdf 

 

 Jacobs Engineering Group  2021  Technical memorandum regarding the Warm Springs Reservoir and Conveyance System - Potential Anchor Project Alternative for the Walla Walla River Bi-State Flow Study  Consultant reports - Non-reviewed/non-approved by Agency  Flow Study, Jacobs, Warm Springs, Anchor Project, memorandum, Pine Creek Reservoir, Pump exchange, dam, storage, Bi-State, replacement, hydropower