90.92.010  <<  90.92.020 >>   90.92.030

Definitions. (Expires June 30, 2021.)

The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(1) "Basin" means the WRIA where the planning area is located.
(2) "Board" means a water management board created under this chapter.
(3) "Department" means the department of ecology.
(4) "Director" means the director of the department of ecology.
(5) "Initiating entities" means the county boards of commissioners within the planning area, the city council of the largest Washington city in the planning area, the largest water user in the planning area, and all affected federally recognized tribes within the planning area.
(6) "Instream flow" means a minimum flow under chapter 90.03 or 90.22 RCW or a base flow under chapter 90.54 RCW that has been set by rule.
(7) "Local water management program" means the water banking mechanism, any local water plans authorized by the board, and any other activities authorized by RCW 90.92.050.
(8) "Local water plan" means a voluntary water management plan developed by local water rights holders within the planning area to manage their water use in a manner that enhances streamflows in exchange for greater flexibility in exercising the water rights.
(9) "Planning area" means the entirety or a subsection of a single or multiple WRIA as identified in the creation of a board under this chapter.
(10) "Trust water right" means any water right acquired by the state under chapter 90.42 RCW for management in the state's [trust] water rights program.
(11) "Watershed plan" means a plan adopted under chapter 90.82 RCW.
(12) "WRIA" means a water resource inventory area established in chapter 173-500 WAC as it existed on January 1, 1997.


Expiration date2019 c 78; 2009 c 183: See note following RCW 90.92.010.
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