Chapter 173-128A WAC

Last Update: 6/9/88

ODESSA GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT SUBAREA

WAC Sections

173-128A-010Authority.
173-128A-020Background.
173-128A-030Purpose.
173-128A-040Subarea definition.
173-128A-050Subarea map.
173-128A-060Regulation review.


173-128A-010
Authority.

This regulation is promulgated by the department of ecology under authority and procedures provided in chapters 34.04, 43.21A, 90.03, and 90.44 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.060, 43.21A.080, 43.27A.090, 90.44.130 and 90.54.040(2). WSR 82-14-041 (Order DE 82-23), § 173-128A-010, filed 6/30/82. Formerly WAC 173-128-030.]



173-128A-020
Background.

(1) Since 1967, the segment of the Columbia basin groundwater system centered around the community of Odessa has experienced a steady decline in groundwater levels.
(2) Spurred by local concern and foreseeable management problems, the department of water resources (now department of ecology) closed an area of approximately 1,100 square miles to the drilling of large producing water wells and initiated a detailed investigation of groundwater conditions in the Odessa basin.
(3) As a result of this investigation, a digital groundwater model of the Odessa basin was developed and used in 1974 and 1975 to predict the effect of additional groundwater withdrawals on existing water level declines.
(4) In 1975, the department expanded its groundwater monitoring program and discontinued use of the predictive model.
(5) The expanded monitoring program, with additional data on the actual effects of pumping, included wells south of the subarea which showed groundwater declines similar in magnitude to those inside the subarea.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.060, 43.21A.080, 43.27A.090, 90.44.130 and 90.54.040(2). WSR 82-14-041 (Order DE 82-23), § 173-128A-020, filed 6/30/82. Formerly WAC 173-128-010.]



173-128A-030
Purpose.

The purpose of this regulation is to expand the boundaries of the Odessa groundwater subarea as originally set forth in chapter 173-128 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.060, 43.21A.080, 43.27A.090, 90.44.130 and 90.54.040(2). WSR 82-14-041 (Order DE 82-23), § 173-128A-030, filed 6/30/82. Formerly WAC 173-128-020.]



173-128A-040
Subarea definition.

"Odessa groundwater subarea" shall mean those lands lying within the Columbia Basin described as follows:
Township
(North)
Range
(East)
Sections
13
31
1 thru 12
13
32
1 thru 12
14
31
*1 thru 6, 8 thru 17, 19 thru 36, and that part of 7 and 18 lying to the left of the center line of the East Low Canal
14
32
*1 thru 36
15
30
*1, and that part of 2, 11, 12 lying to the left of the center line of the East Low Canal
15
31
*1 thru 29, 32 thru 36, and that part of 30 and 31 lying to the left of the center line of the East Low Canal
15
32
1 thru 36
15
33
1 thru 36
16
30
*1 thru 4, 10 thru 14, 23 thru 25, 36, and that part of 5, 6, 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 34, and 35 lying to the left of the center line of the East Low Canal
16
31
1 thru 36
6
32
1 thru 36
16
33
1 thru 36
16
34
1 thru 22
16
35
1 thru 18
16
36
6 and 7
17
30
*15, 16, 21 thru 28, 33 thru 36, and that part of 8 thru 11, 13, 14, 17, 20, 29, 31, and 32 lying to the left of the center line of the East Low Canal
17
31
*1 thru 4, 9 thru 16, 19 thru 36, and that part of 5, 6, 8, 17 and 18 lying to the left of the center line of the East Low Canal
17
32
1 thru 36
17
33
1 thru 36
17
34
1 thru 36
17
35
1 thru 36
17
36
5 thru 8, 17 thru 20, 30 and 31
18
30
*1, 12 and that part of 2, 11, 13, and 14 lying to the left of the center line of the East Low Canal
18
31
*1 thru 16, 20 thru 29, 32 thru 36, and that part of 17, 18, 19, 30, and 31 lying to the left of the center line of the East Low Canal
18
32
1 thru 36
18
33
1 thru 36
18
34
1 thru 36
18
35
1 thru 36
18
36
4 thru 9, 16 thru 21, and 28 thru 33
19
29
*1 thru 3, 10 thru 14, 24, 25, and that part of 3, 4, 9, 10, 15, 16, 22, 23, 26, 27, 34, 35, and 36 lying to the left of the center line of the East Low Canal
19
30
*1 thru 27, 29, 30, 36 and that part of 28 and 31 thru 35 lying to the left of the center line of the East Low Canal
19
31
1 thru 36
19
32
1 thru 36
19
33
1 thru 36
19
34
1 thru 36
19
35
1 thru 36
19
36
3 thru 10, 15 thru 22 and 27 thru 33
20
29
*1 thru 5, 8 thru 15, 22 thru 27, 34 thru 36 and that part of 6, 7, 16, 17, 18, 21, 28 and 33 lying to the left of the center line of the East Low Canal
20
30
1 thru 36
20
31
1 thru 36
20
32
1 thru 36
20
33
1 thru 36
20
34
1 thru 36
20
35
1 thru 36
20
36
4 thru 9, 16 thru 21, and 28 thru 33
21
28
*1, 2, and that part of 3, 4, 10, 11 and 12 lying to the left of the center line of the East Low Canal
21
29
*1 thru 6, 9 thru 16, 20 thru 29, 32 thru 36 and that part of 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 30 and 31 lying to the left of the center line of the East Low Canal
21
30
1 thru 36
21
31
1 thru 36
21
32
1 thru 36
21
33
1 thru 36
21
34
1 thru 36
21
35
1 thru 36
21
36
5 thru 8, 16 thru 21, and 28 thru 33
22
28
*12 thru 17, 20 thru 28, 34 thru 36 and that part of 18, 19, 29, 30, 32 and 33 lying to the left of the center line of the East Low Canal
22
29
1 thru 36
22
30
1 thru 36
22
31
1 thru 36
22
32
1 thru 36
22
33
1 thru 36
22
34
1 thru 36
22
35
1 thru 36
22
36
30 and 31
23
29
13, 20 thru 29, and 32 thru 36
23
30
12 thru 36
23
31
7 thru 36
23
32
7 thru 36
23
33
7 thru 36
23
34
7 thru 9 and 13 thru 36
23
35
15 thru 23 and 25 thru 36
*
Right and left sides are determined by looking in the downstream or flow direction.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.060, 43.21A.080, 43.27A.090, 90.44.130 and 90.54.040(2). WSR 82-14-041 (Order DE 82-23), § 173-128A-040, filed 6/30/82. Formerly WAC 173-128-040.]



173-128A-050
Subarea map.

"Odessa groundwater subarea" shall include those lands that lie within the heavy outline shown on the following map:
odessa groundwater subarea
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.060, 43.21A.080, 43.27A.090, 90.44.130 and 90.54.040(2). WSR 82-14-041 (Order DE 82-23), § 173-128A-050, filed 6/30/82. Formerly WAC 173-128-050.]



173-128A-060
Regulation review.

The department of ecology shall initiate a review of the rules established in this chapter whenever new information, changing conditions, or statutory modifications make it necessary to consider revisions.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 43.21A, 43.27A, 90.03 and 90.44 RCW. WSR 88-13-037 (Order 88-11), § 173-128A-060, filed 6/9/88.]