Project Description

Skagit River Basin Water Supply for the Joint Legislative Task Force on Water Supply

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.

Committee Members

Michael Goodchild, chair (UCSB Emeritus)

Rebecca Flitcroft (USDA)

Eric Grossman (USGS)

Se-Yeun Lee (Seattle University)

John Rybczyk (WWU)

Mark Wigmosta (PNNL)