Working Together to Manage Our Water

The Chehalis Basin Partnership formed to bring people together to find ways to reach shared goals for the Chehalis River Watershed. Our approach is to be collaborative and engage diverse interests in the watershed. We focus on finding voluntary, cooperative, non-regulatory approaches to addressing water resource challenges.

The Partnership’s founding members recognized that water can cause problems – whether there is too much of it or not enough in the right place at the right time. They also recognized that there were emerging opportunities for local input on managing water throughout an entire landscape.

The Partnership prepared the Chehalis Watershed Plan, released in 2004, which aspired to design a flexible and informed system to manage water that maximized the involvement of local residents.

Today, Partnership members are working to find solutions to water issues in five priority areas:

  • Planning
  • Public Involvement
  • Water Quality
  • Water Quantity
  • Habitat

Mission

“To implement a management plan that will result in effective, economical, and equitable management of the water in the Chehalis Basin to sustain viable and healthy communities and habitat conditions necessary for native fish.”

Join Us!

The Partnership meets the 4th Friday of each month — we are currently meeting via ZOOM (online meeting platform with a call-in option) to prevent the spread of Covid19. All meetings are open to the public.

If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to contact Watershed Coordinator, Kirsten Harma at kharma@chehalistribe.org or (360) 488-3232

Watershed Plan Locally Approved!

The Chehalis Basin Partnership's Watershed Plan Addendum, in response to the state Streamflow Restoration Act, was locally approved on Tuesday, November 17th. There was consensus approval among all voting members - a true achievement of collaboration in our basin!

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SEPA Checklist, Available for Public Review

Grays Harbor County, Lead Agency for the Chehalis Basin Partnership for the purpose of the Streamflow Restoration Act planning efforts, has prepared as State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklist regarding the new draft Watershed Plan addendum for public review....

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New interactive map of the Chehalis Basin!

Explore our waterways on this interactive map that showcases information being used in the newly released draft Streamflow Restoration Plan (the Watershed Plan Addendum)! CLICK HERE TO SEE MAP Controls to add and remove layers are available on the upper right hand...

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