LWP-11-01 Pepper Bridge

  • Applicant: Pepper Bridge Land Company
  • Summary: The Local Water Plan will enhance flow conditions downstream in Yellowhawk Creek and into the Walla Walla River in fish-critical reaches for Steelhead parr, smolts and adults; Spring Chinook smolts and adults, and; Bull Trout sub-adults and adults. Downstream enhancement to flow conditions could continue on the Walla Walla River as far downstream as river mile 31 or further, depending on river conditions and diversion patterns. This plan is accomplished through 1) 0.866 cfs of existing surface water rights remaining instream from October 1st - April 1st; 2) an annual 65 gpm withdrawal from new alluvial aquifer wells for new commercial and industrial use; 3) switching from surface water rights to ground water to enhance stream flow conditions during periods beneficial to fish; 4) conserving up to 311 acre-ft of irrigation water by converting crops; and 5) depositing additional water rights to the Partnership Water Bank. 
  • Application Submitted: February 7, 2011

  • Application Filed: February 7, 2011

  • Public Comment Period: February 7, 2011 - March 9, 2011

  • Water Resource Panel Meetings: March 18, 2011 - April 20, 2011

  • Partnership Board Meetings: March 1, 2011 - May 3, 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: Exempt

  • Final Local Water Plan: Download Here