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

 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

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.

Welcome to the Methow Watershed Council





Thursday DECEMBER 15, 2022

Please note, no November meeting

​Online meeting link published in the agenda link and in the e-news.

View recordings of meetings HERE. 

Find meeting minutes in the

Latest News

  • Happy Fall! It's Give Methow Time again! Please join our Methow Valley Community in making a financial contribution to  the many nonprofits in the valley, each working on important issues. Water security

      is but one, and we hope you will

      support our work as well. Thank you!



  • Additionally, the MWC will be supporting efforts to extend the funding proviso created by the state legislature last year, as the deadline expires June 2023, and there is much work to do.


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The public is welcome to attend  Methow Watershed Foundation meetings. The MWF is the funding branch of the organization. Email the administrator for meeting links. Meetings take place the Tuesday before MWC meetings.