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Icicle Creek project breaks ground

WWT signed agreements in March to kick off a project that will permanently restore more than 1.3 billion gallons of water annually to Icicle Creek. Our partners have hit the ground running since then! Catch up on Icicle Creek restoration efforts and infrastructure improvements today.

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What We Do

Our mission is to protect and restore healthy rivers and streams across Washington so that fish, farms and communities can thrive for generations. We craft smart, collaborative solutions to our freshwater challenges that will withstand the test of time in our rapidly changing world.

Our Focus Areas

We focus our work in the following four areas:

  • Helping Rivers Flow
  • Reconnecting Water in the Landscape
  • Planning for Future Water Use
  • Developing Alternative Water Sources

Our Approach

Collaborative
We engage all water users for collective buy in

Creative
Our team crafts smart, evidence-based solutions

Transformative
We create lasting change for a rapidly changing world

Washington's Freshwater

Is There Enough?

Commonly thought of as a water-rich state, Washington's freshwater resources are at risk from past mismanagement, climate change, and increasing demand. The good news is we are doing something about it.

Thank you to our supporters!

Our Impact

Since 1998, we have worked across the state from the San Juan Islands to the Palouse restoring water to thousands of river miles in more than 50 rivers and streams.

See Our Impact

Teanaway: A Stream Flows Again

The Teanaway River, a critical tributary in the Yakima basin for salmon, steelhead and trout, struggled for many years, often running dry. Watch our short film Teanaway: A Stream Flows Again to see how people are coming together to help the river make a comeback.

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You can help Washington's beautiful rivers flow full and cool tomorrow and into the future.

News + Events

Icicle Creek project breaks ground

WWT signed agreements in March to kick off a project that will permanently restore more than 1.3 billion gallons of water annually to Icicle Creek. Our partners have hit the ground running since then! Catch up on Icicle Creek restoration efforts and infrastructure improvements today.

GiveBIG to save salmon during drought

The WA State Dept. of Ecology has declared a drought emergency for nearly the entire state. Anticipating this action, our team has been planning a drought response program that will boost flows for salmon. By donating to WWT during GiveBIG, you support threatened salmon at a critical time.

WWT 2023 Annual Report now available

WWT has focused on fixing Washington’s water challenges for more than 25 years. Our collaborative approach has resulted in 5.7 billion gallons of restored water flowing annually in rivers and streams across 17 watersheds. Learn the latest on our work in our 2023 Annual Report!

Big news for Icicle Creek

Our Icicle Creek project reached a major milestone after more than a decade of work, collaboration, and negotiation. Upon its completion, this project will restore more than 1.3 billion gallons of water annually forever to the lower part of Icicle Creek!

Low snow, low flows

In January, we welcomed the return of snow to the mountains. Since those storms, however, snow has not accumulated as we had hoped. While there is still time for the snowpack to build up, our team is preparing for what could be a dangerously dry summer.

Meet WWT’s newest staff members!

It takes a stellar team to restore and protect rivers and streams in Washington. Our people are how Washington Water Trust has made such an incredible impact for more than 25 years. We've welcomed three new staff members to WWT in the last year. Meet them in this blog post!

Exploring recycled water in the Sammamish Valley

Climate change is putting our snowpack at risk. We need to restore and protect as much water instream as we can now. A key piece to ensuring healthy flows and climate resilience is using more sustainable water sources like recycled water. Learn how WWT is testing recycled water for farm irrigation in the Sammamish Valley.

2023 WWT Impact Highlights

From enhancing flows for fish during drought to protecting water instream forever and advancing new conservation methods, 2023 was a big year in our work to restore and protect rivers and streams across Washington. Check out some of our conservation impact highlights in this post!

Amazon Web Services supports drought relief for the Dungeness River

Washington Water Trust announced that Amazon Web Services, the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, and other community partners supported a drought relief program in Clallam County on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula that enhanced stream flows to help ensure healthy salmon runs in the Dungeness River. The Dungeness River is one of the most productive and critical salmon-bearing rivers in the Puget Sound region.