On July 14th the Washington State Department of Ecology declared a drought emergency for the entire state with the exception of Seattle, Tacoma, and Everett. Despite substantial snowpack accumulation over the winter and promising water supply forecasts, the second driest spring in Washington since 1895 combined with high temperatures this summer has led to acute snow melt and critical conditions for Washington’s freshwater.
In case you missed it the first time around, learn how Washington Water Trust and partners are exploring recycled water as a food crop irrigation source in the Sammamish Valley and how it could benefit salmon in the Sammamish and beyond.
Over the past year, we are thrilled to have added three new fantastic staff members: Sarah Dymecki, Nicole Gutierrez and Aiman Shahpurwala who have each kindly taken a moment to share their interests, experiences and roles at WWT. Get to know these amazing WWT team members!
The Washington State Department of Ecology monitors developing drought conditions each year. They use information such as snow pack accumulation, precipitation, temperature, and historic and current weather patterns to assess drought conditions statewide. However, it's not just the state that monitors drought conditions, the public can play an important role as well.
Our annual Impact Report highlights the impact we made together on Washington’s rivers and streams across 14 basins in 2019. Thank you to our many partners and supporters for caring about and working towards a sustainable freshwater future for Washington! Click here to read the full report
Downstream Dungeness is the annual report for the Dungeness Water Exchange, a water bank operated by the Washington Water Trust in the Dungeness River Basin on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. The Dungeness Water Exchange allows builders, homeowners and farmers to get the water they need while protecting the Dungeness River and other independent streams in the […]
Dear friends and colleagues: Firstly, and most importantly, we hope you are safe and healthy during these frightening and uncertain times. While we know you are currently focused on taking care of yourselves and your loved ones, we wanted to reach out and share some news regarding some recent and upcoming changes here at the […]
Ethan, welcome to the Washington Water Trust! First of all, tell us about your favorite river. This a tough one, but after a backpacking trip in the Glacier Peak Wilderness last year the Napeequa River has to be high on that list. It’s not for nothing that the Napeequa River valley has been described as […]
Collaboration Key to Keeping the Dungeness River Flowing During the 2019 Drought “Well, of course we participate in the leasing program – there’s no snowpack and we need to keep water in the river,” declared Mary Bell over the phone to Washington Water Trust Project Manager Emily Dick. The river in need of water that […]