Welcome to the Methow Watershed Council
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.
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
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.
Water Banking in the news: 9/6/23 Methow Valley News article on the latest progress of the Conservation District and County.
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.
Questions for our local WaterMaster? Email Okanogan/Chelan WaterMaster, Nigel Kingsbury
The MWC's 2023 Strategic Work Pan addresses water for housing, drought planning, community education, and advising on water banking. Read the plan.