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Welcome to the Methow Watershed Council

Our Mission

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.

Our Priorities

  • 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

See our 2023 Work Plan HERE

Our Watershed

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. Meetings are held remotely at this time.

Please read your newsletter for meeting details.

The public is always welcome!

See links below for the agenda or meeting minutes.

Meetings

NEXT MWC MEETING

 Thurs. March 21, 2024

Meeting: Hybrid, TBA, 5:00PM

FIND MEETING LINKS IN AGENDA. Agenda posts about

four days before the meeting..


More information about meeting topics and other relevant information is published in the monthly e-news.

Latest News

  1. Position remains open on MWC! Position One (Upper Methow) has not been filled to date. Please email your letter of interest or request more info.  

  • Comment on the County Zone Code revisions. There is still time to share your thoughts in person at the public hearing on February 20, 2024 at 6 p.m. 

 

 

  • Go to our OUTREACH PAGE links to our recent water education presentation videos. 

Get Involved

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Read past news articles HERE

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