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WATER
Faulty valve causes massive water leak

Faulty valve causes massive water leak

By Ann McCreary
A faulty valve on a Twisp water storage tank resulted in a large volume of municipal water lost last month.

Chewuch Canal shareholders without water on Friday

Water in the Chewuch Canal below Pearrygin Lake was shut off on Thursday evening (May 15), and expected to be flowing again by the end of the day on Friday, according to Chewuch Canal Company (CCC) President Roger Rowatt. The ditch was turned off in order to fix a faulty valve where the “old system...
Comment on Methow Valley river projects

Comment on Methow Valley river projects

Proposals for four river-restoration projects intended to improve conditions for endangered and threatened salmon in the Methow Valley have been submitted to Okanogan County for environmental review or permit exemptions. Yakama Nation Fisheries is working on a project that would enhance fish habitat on the Twisp River. The project involves the construction of three engineered...
MVID members raise concerns about water delivery strategy 

MVID members raise concerns about water delivery strategy 

By Ann McCreary

Members of the Methow Valley Irrigation District expressed concern and confusion Monday (April 14) about ongoing plans to restructure the way the district delivers water. About 40 MVID members attended a meeting held by district directors at the Senior Center in Twisp to provide


MV Irrigation District reviews design options for water diversion project

By Ann McCreary
With construction estimates over budget, directors of the Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID) are evaluating design options to try to bring down costs on the $10 million …

Twisp’s water woes may finally be resolved

By Ann McCreary
After two decades of struggling with a shortage of water to serve current and future residents and businesses, the town of Twisp may finally have a solution in hand. In what Mayor Soo Ing-Moody terms “a very healthy sign for our town,” Twisp has signed an agreement to …

Watershed council, county will work on revision of state water rules

By Ann McCreary
With the goal of securing additional municipal water for the town of Twisp, Okanogan County’s planning director and Methow Watershed Council members have agreed to work together on

Watershed council awaits county action on water rule change proposal

By Ann McCreary
Methow Watershed Council members are eager to move ahead with a proposal to revise a state Department of Ecology water rule in an effort to alleviate Twisp’s shortage of municipal water.
County, state: no review for Twin Lakes project

County, state: no review for Twin Lakes project

By Marcy Stamper
After a year-long analysis of a proposal to pump water from the Methow River and store it in Big and Little Twin lakes, county and state agencies have determined that the project would not have significant environmental impacts.
Proposal could help Twisp’s water shortage problems

Proposal could help Twisp’s water shortage problems

By Ann McCreary
A change in the state’s water law may soon be proposed by the Methow Watershed Council (MWC), with the goal of providing a long-sought solution to Twisp’s shortage of municipal water.