HB 3309-S - DIGEST

Provides that nothing in this act expands, impairs, or otherwise affects the existing status and sovereignty of the tribal governments involved in Lake Roosevelt water releases.

Directs the department of ecology to conduct an assessment of the potential impacts of water releases, establish a process for identifying and reporting on future impacts and for making recommendations for mitigation, and pursue the development of new water supplies.

Creates the Columbia river water delivery account in the state treasury.

Makes appropriations.