Document - Chehalis Letter from Governor Inslee to Chehalis Basin Board

Abstract

I value the important work that you do to advance consensus-based, win-win solutions for flooding and fish in the Chehalis Basin. The complex challenges facing our communities require science, collaboration, and innovative thinking to forge lasting solutions. Recent work evaluating a proposed large-scale flood retention project in the upper Chehalis River has brought additional and significant questions and concerns about impacts and alternatives. In light of these concerns, I am requesting that the board work together to: • Define a process and timeline for developing and evaluating a basin-wide non-dam alternative to reducing flood damage. • Continue evaluating the issues raised regarding the retention project and other flood risk reduction projects and the potential to avoid, minimize, and mitigate the identified impacts. • Deliver a consensus recommendation on the process back to me no later than the end of September 2020 that will lead to a long-term strategy for consideration by me and the legislature in the first quarter of 2021.

Description

Letter from Governor directing Chehalis Basin Board to develop and evaluate a basin-wide non-dam alternative to reducing flood damage.

Document Information

Filename - Chehalis Letter from Governor Inslee to Chehalis Basin Board2345.pdf

Size - 119.53KB


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