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County seeks input on reservoir project


August 29, 2018

A proposal to store Columbia River water in an off-channel reservoir is under consideration in a rural watershed in the Horse Heaven Hills, in Benton County, Washington State. Both Benton County and Klickitat County, in coordination with the Washington Department of Ecology’s Office of Columbia River, are seeking input on the scope of an environmental impact statement (EIS) to be prepared for the proposal.

The project would help meet water-resource challenges in the cross-county region that includes Rock, Wood, and Glade Creeks and create new economic opportunities from mitigated (water budget neutral) water right permits on the Columbia River. Water would be pumped to the 44,000 acre-f...

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