Yakima Basin

Stream Restoration
7:44 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Governor Jay Inslee: Ellensburg Area Stream Restoration Good For Salmon and Farms

Governor Jay Inslee signs his name to some of the pipe that will put water back in Manastash Creek near Ellensburg, Wash.
Anna King

A dried-out three-mile-stretch of creek in Central Washington will soon swell again with water. It’s part of a project near Ellensburg to pipe irrigation water from the Yakima River to keep water in the creek for salmon and steelhead.

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Yakima Basin Plan
6:27 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Yakima Basin Plan Could Flood Shoreline Community

Central Washington's Bumping Lake.
Photo by Courtney Flatt EarthFix

A plan to manage central Washington’s water is not sitting well with some cabin owners. The water plan aims to enlarge a lake that would flood a small, shoreline community. Reporting for EarthFix, Courtney Flatt takes a look at how environmental planners balance the wish of some against the need of many.

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