The Methow Watershed Council actively assists in managing water supplies for a sustainable balance between human and ecological needs. The Council endorses the development of voluntary strategies for optimizing water use and provides ongoing community outreach and education on valley-specific water issues.
In 2021, the Council revisited the Implementation Plan and revised its work plan. The MWC Vision is to have:
Water for our Rivers: Sufficient instream flow to restore and sustain aquatic species
Water for our Farms: To ensure sustainable agriculture
Water for People: Sufficient water supplies for vibrant towns and thoughtful rural development
The Methow River Basin (WRIA 48) is located in Okanogan County in north central Washington. The Methow River occupies a deep valley draining the eastern slope of the north Cascade Mountains.Tributaries to the Methow River include Lost, Chewuch, and Twisp Rivers, Early Winters Creek and numerous smaller streams.
Meetings are held the third Thursday of every month. We'll be meeting remotely due to Covid-19 until further notice. Please read your newsletter for meeting details. The public is always welcome!
See links below for the agenda or meeting minutes.
Welcome to the Methow Watershed Council
Thank you for attending the Confluence Event! A dozen organizations enjoyed collaborative discussion, and community members got a chance to meet folks working on water issues and to ask there questions. What do you want to know more about? What else should the MWC present on? EMAIL US!
The MWC continues its work to develop Water Banking Priorities for the Methow Valley, WRIA 48. . Review the Current Draft WRIA 48 Water Banking Priorities, here.
The MWC approved the Final Report for Task #4 in our Metering Grant from Ecology. Please see the Project Page for the final report and related documents.