LWP-10-01 Gardena Farms Irrigation District #13

  • Applicant: Gardena Farms Irrigation District #13
  • Summary: The primary purpose of the LWP is to enhance instream flow conditions in that reach of the Walla Walla River between the Gardena Farms Irrigation District #13 (GFID) diversion and several alternate points of diversion (POD) located approximately 15 miles downstream, below the confluence with the Touchet River. This is accomplished by foregoing diversion of water at the existing GFID diversion and subsequently diverting the same amount of water downstream at the alternate PODs. There is also an element of the LWP that will authorize shallow aquifer recharge (SAR) to occur during periods of high flows. SAR will in part mimic the natural function of floodplain in recharging the alluvial aquifer, and will help compensate for water that would normally be lost to seepage during conveyance through the GFID system of ditches or from ground water withdrawals (for which there are current water rights) that might be substituted for surface water under this LWP. No change to the lands irrigated will occur in the LWP. 
  • Application Submitted:  February 22, 2010

  • Application Filed: February 22, 2010

  • Public Comment Period: February 22, 2010 - March 24, 2010

  • Water Resource Panel Meetings: February 23, 2010; March 31, 2010; March 18, 2011

  • Partnership Board Meetings: March 2, 2010; April 6, 2010; April 5, 2011; May 3, 2011; May 16, 2011

  • Proposal: Download Here

  • Water Rights: Download Here

  • Public Notice: Download Here

  • Public Comments: Download Here

  • Public Comment Response: Download Here

  • Water Resource Panel Report: Download Here

  • SEPA: Download Here

  • Final Local Water Plan: Download Here