Timeline: January 2020 – June 2021
Sponsoring Agency: WA Department of Ecology on behalf of the Joint Legislative Task Force on Water Supply
WSAS is conducting an independent third-party review of the estuary study portion of a 2001 technical report that informed the Skagit Instream Flow Rule and an independent third-party review of a supply and demand analysis of the Skagit Basin that is being prepared by the Water Research Center (WSU) and Climate Impacts Group (UW).
The WSAS committee completed a peer review of the estuary study portion of the 1999 Duke Engineering ‘Final Technical Report: Lower Skagit River Instream Flow Studies,’ including a review of the current state of methodologies, techniques, technologies, and datasets that would be employed if an estuary study was conducted today. That report can be viewed here.