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Methow River basin will be considered for drought declaration

Methow River basin will be considered for drought declaration

The Methow River basin will be considered for a drought declaration this week, after falling below 75 percent of normal water supply. Almost half the state’s river basins are now in a declared drought emergency, as the water supply outlook rivals some of the worst drought years in six decades.
Methow River watershed may be designated a drought area

Methow River watershed may be designated a drought area

Ann McCreary The streamflow forecast for the Methow River has dropped to 73 percent of normal for April through September, which could qualify the Methow River watershed for a drought designation. State law allows the Department of Ecology to declare a drought when an area is experiencing, or projected to experience, a water supply that...

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.
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.