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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.


9/21/23 Meeting Canceled


 October 26 2023


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

Latest News

  • WATER LAW 101

    Thanks for attending Natalie and Greg's

    presentation! This highly informative

    presentation has been recorded and can be

    viewed with this link.. Passcode: fgjkBE5=


  • Water Economics with WSU Prof. Joe Cook, Dept of Ecology and Aspect Consulting, October 16 at 6:00PM at the Winthrop Library.

  • The MWC's 2023 Strategic Work Pan addresses water for housing, drought planning, community education, and advising on water banking. Read the plan.

Get Involved


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Read past news articles HERE

We want to hear your thoughts on Methow Valley water issues.


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