Washington Water Trust

Working to restore our state's rivers and streams.

  • Holiday Happy Hour!

    With your generous support, this year, we put enough water back in Washington's rivers and streams to fill 214,062,384 bathtubs! That's a lot of water for fish, wildlife and people. Thank you!
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  • Collaborative Solutions in the Dungeness Watershed

    WWT and our partners in Clallam County are excited to share our latest  project in the Dungeness Watershed! Check out our short film to find out more. 
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  • Explore the Teanaway River!

    Explore our Teanaway Story Map to see how Washington Water Trust works with Teanaway landowners to ensure the right amount of water remains in stream at the right time, so fish, farms, businesses and wildlife can all thrive!
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  • All the water that was, is.

    Society's demand for water is outstripping supply—leaving many streams low or dry. Working with landowners to use water more efficiently, we leave more water instream to benefit all.
  • Ideas, like rivers, never have just one source.

    We offer an essential gathering place, a confluence of perspectives, where all who are interested in protecting rivers and streams have a voice.
  • Help Restore More of What's Missing

    At the right time, in the right place, even just small amounts of water left instream have an immensely positive impact--fish can spawn, wildlife can thrive, recreation can abound.

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Attention: Walla Walla Basin Friends & Partners

Please help spread the word! 

Washington Water Trust is actively seeking to work with water right holders who are interested in leasing or selling all or portions of their water rights on Mill Creek, Touchet River and Walla Walla mainstem to help increase flows. 

As many of you know, flows drop considerably across the Walla Walla Basin, especially during times when fish need them most. WWT has worked closely with local irrigators and other partners over the past decade to help restore flows in the basin and it's our hope to create more of these win-win solutions in the coming year. 

WWT currently has funding to purchase and lease water rights for 1-year, 5-year and 10-year terms. Additionally, we have expertise and resources available to help improve irrigation and water management operations. We are available and interested in working with all water rights holders, from individuals to irrigation districts and municipalities. 

If you or others you may know, are interested in leasing water rights, receiving an offer and/or exploring other opportunities available to you, please don't hesitate to contact WWT Project Manager, Kristina Ribellia at (509) 607-3513 or at kristina@washingtonwatertrust.org or will out a participant interest form here

As always, WWT is available to work with you on a confidential basis. 

Funding is available but limited, please express your interest by October 1, 2017. 

Thank you! 

Collaborative Solutions: Dungeness Off-Channel Reservoir

Washington Water Trust, Dungeness Water Users Association, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Clallam County, City of Sequim, and Clallam Conservation District, who partnered to develop the Dungeness Water Exchange, are now focusing our efforts on another collaborative solution. Together we are pursuing construction of an off-channel reservoir which will address late season instream flows, climate change resiliency, flood risk in Sequim and late season irrigation water supply.  Learn more


Portrait of a Water Transaction

Washington Water Trust and similar organizations are using innovative approaches to find solutions that work for people and the environment in the Pacific Northwest. Watch this video if you'd like to learn more about what we do and how we do it.

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