Chapter 173-124 WAC

Last Update: 6/9/88

QUINCY GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT SUBAREA AND ZONES

WAC Sections

173-124-010Background.
173-124-020Purpose.
173-124-030Authority.
173-124-040Subarea definition.
173-124-050Subarea zone definition.
173-124-060Subarea map.
173-124-070Subarea, zone, and unit distinctions.
173-124-080Regulation review.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS TITLE
173-124-06001Subarea, zone, and unit distinctions. [Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.080, 43.27A.090 and 90.44.130. WSR 78-05-007 (Order DE 77-36), § 173-124-060, (codified as WAC 173-124-06001), filed 4/7/78.] Repealed by WSR 88-13-037 (Order 88-11), filed 6/9/88. Statutory Authority: Chapters 43.21A, 43.27A, 90.03 and 90.44 RCW.


173-124-010
Background.

(1) On March 1, 1969, the department of water resources promulgated WAC 508-14-010 to curtail further groundwater development in a defined area of the Columbia Basin, referred to as the "Quincy Basin," pending the outcome of detailed groundwater investigations to determine if further appropriation of public groundwaters in this area should be allowed.
(2) The extensive investigation program was to be completed no later than December 31, 1972, and thereafter procedures would be developed to insure proper allocation and management of the Quincy Basin groundwater resource.
(3) Since the effective date of WAC 508-14-010, all applications to appropriate groundwater in the defined Quincy Basin have been held in abeyance pending the outcome of the groundwater investigations.
(4) As part of the investigation program a digital groundwater model has been developed to analyze groundwater conditions in most of the Columbia Basin including the Quincy Basin.
(5) Through use of this groundwater model it has been possible to define with reasonable accuracy the extent of a practical groundwater management unit in the Quincy Basin area.
[Order 72-24, § 173-124-010, filed 1/15/73.]



173-124-020
Purpose.

The purpose of this regulation is to establish areal boundaries and depth zones for the Quincy groundwater subarea as the initial step toward development of a proper groundwater management program for this part of the Columbia Basin.
[Order 72-24, § 173-124-020, filed 1/15/73.]



173-124-030
Authority.

This regulation is promulgated by the department of ecology under authority and procedures provided in chapters 43.21A, 90.03, and 90.44 RCW and after giving notice as provided in chapter 34.04 RCW.
[Order 72-24, § 173-124-030, filed 1/15/73.]



173-124-040
Subarea definition.

"Quincy groundwater subarea" shall mean those lands lying within the Columbia Basin described as follows:
Township (North)
Range
(East)
Sections
17
23
1 thru 4, 11 and 12
17
24
1 thru 16
17
25
1 thru 18 and 24
17
26
1 thru 24
17
27
1 thru 24
17
28
1 thru 20
17
29
1 thru 12 and 14 thru 18
17
30
*1 thru 8, 12, and that part of 9, 10, 11, 13 and 14 lying to the right of the center line of the east low canal
17
31
*7 and that part of 5, 6, 8, 17 and 18 lying to the right of the center line of the east low canal
18
22
1, 12, and 13
18
23
1 thru 36
18
24
1 thru 36
18
25
1 thru 36
18
26
1 thru 36
18
27
1 thru 36
18
28
1 thru 36
18
29
1 thru 36
18
30
*3 thru 10, 15 thru 24, 26 thru 36 and that part of 2, 11, 13, 14 and 25 lying to the right of the center line of the east low canal
18
31
*That part of 17, 18, 19, 30, and 31 lying to the right of the center line of the east low canal
19
23
1 thru 5 and 8 thru 17, 20 thru 29 and 31 thru 36
19
24
1 thru 36
19
25
1 thru 36
19
26
1 thru 36
19
27
1 thru 36
19
28
1 thru 36
19
29
*5 thru 8, 17 thru 21, 28 thru 33, and that part of 4, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 27, 34, 35 and 36 lying to the right of the center line of the east low canal
19
30
*That part of 28 and 31 thru 35 lying to the right of the center line of the east low canal
20
23
1 thru 5 and 8 thru 17, 20 thru 29 and 32 thru 36
20
24
1 thru 36
20
25
1 thru 36
20
26
1 thru 36
20
27
1 thru 36
20
28
1 thru 36
20
29
*19, 20, 29 thru 32, and that part of 6, 7, 16, 17, 18, 21, 28, and 33 lying to the right of the center line of the east low canal
21
23
25 thru 28 and 32 thru 36
21
24
25 thru 36
21
25
24 thru 36
21
26
1 thru 4, 9 thru 16 and 19 thru 36
21
27
1 thru 36
21
28
*5 thru 9, 13 thru 36 and that part of 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 and 12 lying to the right of the center line of the east low canal
21
29
*That part of 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 30, and 31 lying to the right of the center line of the east low canal
22
26
2, 10 thru 16, 21 thru 28 and 33 thru 36
22
27
1 thru 4 and 7 thru 36
22
28
*1 thru 11, 31 and that part of 18, 19, 29, 30, 32, and 33 lying to the right of the center line of the east low canal
23
27
34 thru 36
23
28
31 thru 36
*
Right and left sides are determined by looking in the downstream direction or direction of flow.
[Order 72-24, § 173-124-040, filed 1/15/73.]



173-124-050
Subarea zone definition.

(1) "Quincy unconsolidated zone" shall mean those rock units in the Quincy groundwater subarea lying between ground surface and the top of the uppermost basalt flow.
(2) "Quincy basalt zone" shall mean those rock units in the Quincy groundwater subarea consisting of basalt flows of tertiary age.
[Order 72-24, § 173-124-050, filed 1/15/73.]



173-124-060
Subarea map.

"Quincy groundwater subarea" shall include those lands that lie within the heavy outline shown on the following map:
quincy groundwater subarea
 
[Order 72-24, § 173-124-060, filed 1/15/73.]



173-124-070
Subarea, zone, and unit distinctions.

The Quincy unconsolidated zone and the Quincy basalt zone, defined at WAC 173-124-050, are separate and distinct depth zones, as that term is used in chapter 90.44 RCW. The Quincy unconsolidated zone and the Quincy basalt zone are different than the Quincy shallow management unit and the Quincy deep management unit, which are defined at WAC 173-134-020.
The horizontal boundaries of the Quincy depth zones and the Quincy management units are identical to the exterior boundaries of the Quincy groundwater subarea, and no Quincy depth zone or management unit extends beyond those boundaries, for comprehensive water management purposes. Neither does any depth zone of the Odessa groundwater subarea, as defined at chapter 173-130 WAC, extend beyond the exterior boundaries of the Odessa groundwater subarea, as those are defined and indicated at chapter 173-128 WAC. The bodies of groundwater contained within the exterior boundaries of the Quincy groundwater subarea are considered to be separate and distinct from the bodies of groundwater contained within the exterior boundaries of the Odessa groundwater subarea, which is significantly different than the Quincy groundwater subarea in various respects.
This regulation is adopted to clarify the differences between the Quincy groundwater subarea and the Odessa groundwater subarea, and the differences among depth zones and management units. This regulation merely restates what the department of ecology consistently has understood to be the meaning and effect of this chapter and related chapters, notwithstanding any other understanding by the public or any other agency or board, federal or state.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 43.21A, 43.27A, 90.03 and 90.44 RCW. WSR 88-13-037 (Order 88-11), § 173-124-070, filed 6/9/88.]



173-124-080
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), § 173-124-080, filed 6/9/88.]