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                         SENATE BILL 6065



State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By Senators Parlette, Rasmussen, Deccio and Sheahan


Read first time 02/16/2001.  Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

Requiring a site analysis for the construction of a water storage facility in the Wenatchee river basin.

    AN ACT Relating to analysis of potential for water storage facilities in the Wenatchee river drainage to improve instream flows and water supply; creating a new section; and making an appropriation.




    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  (1) The department of ecology shall conduct an analysis of the availability of a site or sites for the construction of a water storage facility in the Wenatchee river basin and the facility's potential to provide for improved instream flows and future water supply.

    (2) The analysis shall include, but is not limited to, an analysis of the geology and hydrology of potential sites and appropriate dam design and dynamics, and its impact on water-related issues.  The department shall conduct its analysis through contracts with Chelan county in consultation with the initiating governments of the watershed planning unit for water resource inventory area 45.  The department shall consult with other interested parties including Indian tribes and agencies of the federal government regarding the scope of issues to be addressed in the analysis.

    (3) The analysis in this section shall be completed by June 30, 2003.


    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.  The sum of two hundred fifty thousand dollars, or as much thereof as may be necessary, is appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, from the general fund to the department of ecology for the purposes of section 1 of this act.


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