LWP 17-02 GARDENA FARMS IRRIGATION DISTRICT #13

  • Applicant: Gardena Farms Irrigation District #13
  • Summary: This is a renewal of LWP 10-01, which expired on June 30, 2016. The primary purpose of the LWP is to enhance instream flow conditions in the 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. Principal changes post-renewal occurred to the portion of the agreement that allows shallow aquifer recharge (SAR) during high-flow periods. Whereas agreement 10-01 permitted up to 5 cubic feet per second to be diverted for SAR, 17-01 increases that limit to 10 cfs to account for a reduction of natural seepage that resulted from typical diversion prior to introduction of the LWP.
  • Application Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Application Filed: May 4, 2017
  • Public Comment PeriodMay 4, 2017 - June 5, 2017
  • Water Resource Panel Meetings: January 10, 2017 and May 17, 2017
  • Partnership Board Meetings: June 6, 2017
  • Water Rights: Download here
  • Public Notice: Download here
  • Water Resource Panel Report: Download here
  • Final Local Water Plan: Download here