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MWC Library

See also the Methow Plan page for the full Plan, Implementation Plan, and Appendices

MWC Study: Estimating Water Use by Exempt Wells in the Methow River Basin (2022)


Metering Project Documents
General Reference
  • Envirotech Publications, Inc.  The Water Report, Issue #171. May 15, 2018. (Contains an article by Dan Haller, Principle of Aspect Consulting, "Water Banking in the West.")


Geologic Reports





Hydro-geologic Reports

  • GeoEngineers. Hydro-geologic Services Report, Phases III and IV, Spring Chinook Satellite Facility, Winthrop. 1990 and 1991. 
    Phase III Report  |   Phase IV Report

  • Strauss, Laura.  Expert Testimony of Laura Strauss, Hydrogeologist, Northwest Land and Water, Inc.  May 6, 2014.

      Part 1   |   Part 2 (Includes attachments)


Reports Related to Proposed Early Winters Development​​
  • Golder Associates. Ground Water Flow Modeling for Proposed Ground Water Development, Mazama WA . November, 1989.

  • EMCON Northwest. Upper Methow River Valley Ground Water Management Area Aquifer Test Report Appendices. 1993. 

  • McDonald, Kimberlee Ann. It's Not About thSalmon 2000. Area History, including Early Winters; NMFS enforcement action.

Storage Studies


Water Management Reports
  • Aspect Consulting.  Background Information and Recommendations for Evaluating Consumptive Water Use, WRIA 48.  June, 2010.

  • Aspect Consulting. Instream Flow Reservation Tracking Database, WRIA 48. June 16, 2011.

  • Aspect Consulting. Memorandum - Evaluation of Reservation Quantities Established by Chapter 173-548 WAC under Current and Potential Future Buildout Scenarios. June 16, 2011.

  • Aspect Consulting. Draft Water Use Study Plan, WRIA 48. June, 2009.

  • Aspect Consulting. Water Withdrawal Study, WRIA 48. June 16, 2011.

      Part 1   |   Part 2   |   Part 3

  • Bureau of Reclamation.  Methow Valley Water Planning Pilot Project - Skyline & Fulton Canals Irrigation Alternatives Engineering Report.  December, 1993.


  • Department of Ecology.  Recent Water Use In the Methow Valley: An Estimate December 1990


  • Department of Ecology.  Methow River Basin Single Domestic Instantaneous Water Use Estimate October 1990.

  • Golder Associates, Inc. Phase II - Level 1 - Watershed Technical Assessment for the Methow River Basin.  Prepared for WRIA 48 Planning Unit and Okanogan County.  June 26, 2002.

  • Highlands Associates. Summary - Highlands Associates Work on Tasks for the Methow Watershed Council, Final Report. July, 2008.

Water Managment Reports
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