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Above-average snowpack bodes well for summer

Above-average snowpack bodes well for summer

With an ample snowpack and forecasts for continued snow in the mountains, the prospects for a drought-free year in Washington look more promising every day. As winter turns the corner and heads into spring, the statewide snowpack average is 110 percent of normal, and the Okanogan Basin leads in snowpack accumulation with 148 …
Community briefs: Jan. 13, 2015

Community briefs: Jan. 13, 2015

Forest planning explained Learn all about the North Central Washington Forest Health Collaborative’s efforts in a free public meeting at 6 p.m. next Wednesday (Jan. 20) at the Twisp Valley Grange. The group is providing pre-planning support to the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest for a potential project in the Libby and Buttermilk Creek sub-watersheds. For more...
Twisp signs contract to finance water purchase

Twisp signs contract to finance water purchase

Moving another step closer to resolving its longstanding water shortage problem, the town of Twisp has signed a contract with the state Department of Ecology to finance the purchase of water from the Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID). Twisp Council members have approved a contract that provides $276,000 from Ecology’s Office of…
Twisp monitoring its water supply to keep up with development

Twisp monitoring its water supply to keep up with development

By Ann McCreary
Twisp officials are keeping a tally of the amount of water available to serve new residential and commercial development, particularly in light of an increase over the past year in proposals to subdivide property for new home lots.

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 …

Twisp, Winthrop water tests clean

By Ann McCreary
Public works officials in Twisp and Winthrop breathed a sigh of relief last week when water samples for both towns came back clean.
Construction set to begin on final phase of Chewuch Canal project

Construction set to begin on final phase of Chewuch Canal project

By Laurelle Walsh
As soon as the ditch is turned off Oct. 1, work will begin on improvements to the Chewuch Canal
Mazama land-use case could set state water law

Mazama land-use case could set state water law

By Marcy Stamper
An appeal of a Mazama land-use case could have significant consequences for state water law, according to the Washington attorney general and Department of Ecology.
Planning commission asks for more details in county comp plan

Planning commission asks for more details in county comp plan

By MARCY STAMPER Okanogan County planning commissioners are trying to strike a balance between including enough detail in the comp plan to guide water use and lot density, with an explicit decision by the board of county commissioners to keep regulations out of the plan. “The county commissioners were very sensitive about loading the comprehensive...
Twin Lakes water-storage report under study

Twin Lakes water-storage report under study

Photo of Big Twin Lake by Marcy Stamper   BY MARCY STAMPER The initial analysis of a proposal to restore water in Big and Little Twin lakes by pumping it from the Methow River and storing it in the lakes has found the project would not affect the river or endangered salmon. Aspect Consulting was...