Washington Water Trust

Working to restore our state's rivers and streams.

Mar. 30, 2015

Yakima River Reverse Water Right Auction

Workshops in Yakima and Cle Elum next week
As a response to the drought declared by Governor Inslee, the Washington State Department of Ecology is looking to lease water rights in tributary streams that flow into the Yakima River basin. A key part of this effort is a reverse water right auction. Bid forms were mailed... Read More

Mar. 18, 2015

Governor declares drought in three regions

We've all noticed Washington state's mild winter this year. Indeed, statewide snowpack levels are about a quarter of what they would be in a typical year. It hasn't escaped Governor Inslee's attention. Last week, the Governor declared a drought emergency in three of the hard... Read More

Mar. 10, 2015

Washington State makes plans for drought

The weather has been amazingly pleasant this winter. That's great for March bike rides, but not so great for Washington's rivers. Snowpack is historically low in many parts of the state. WWT is making drought preparation plans, working with agencies and landowners to so we c... Read More

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