The Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership is working to maintain a long term perspective, and embrace creative problem solving in a unique pilot program passed by the Washington State Legislature in 2009 and codified as RCW 90.92. This innovative voluntary program operates under the belief that the key to augmenting stream flows for fish is for water users to employ greater local control and flexibility beyond what conventional water management options and regulation can deliver.


Are you considering banking, leasing or selling your water rights? Do you have some creative ideas on how you'd like to flexibly use your water in a way that can also enhance stream conditions?

The Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership (Partnership) water banking, local water planning, and trust acquisition programs are working with water right holders just like you to to bank water rights, acquire water rights through voluntary leases and purchases for stream flow enhancement, or enter into Local Water Plans to achieve "flow from flexibility" in our area.

These innovative water management programs are part of the overall Partnership effort to work with stakeholders and basin partners to enhance stream flows and protect conserved water from relinquishment. There are a range of voluntary options with the Partnership, including simple water banking non-use agreements and traditional paid lease or purchase of water rights tailored to specific water needs.

Partnership staff can assist water right holders in understanding their options for banking, leasing or selling water rights, so feel free to contact Phil Neumann at 509.524.5216 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for information.

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The Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership is a Qualified Local Entity and Program Partner with the Columbia Basin Water Transactions Program.

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Download the 2009-2012 Report to the Legislature and annual reports for the Partnership by clicking on         this link: Reports.