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WAC 173-514-030

Establishment of instream flows.

(1) Stream management units and associated control stations are established as follows:
Stream Management Unit Information
Control Station No.
Stream Management
Unit Name
Control Station By
River Mile and Sec.
Township, & Range
Stream Management Reach
12-0740-00
Shumocher Creek
.02
Sec.7, T.21N.,
R.2WWM
From Mason Lake to headwaters including all tributaries.
WDOE-0745-50
Sherwood Creek
0.14
Sec.20, T.22N.,
R.1WWM
From influence of mean annual high tide at low instream flow levels to Mason Lake, including Mason Lake and all tributaries.
12-0750-00
Deer Creek
0.8
Sec.20, T.21N.,
R.3WWM
From influence of mean annual high tide at low instream flow levels to headwaters, including all tributaries.
12-0755-00
Cranberry Creek
0.5
Sec.36, T.21N.,
R.3WWM
From influence of mean annual high tide at low instream flow levels to headwaters, including Cranberry Lake, Lake Limerick and all tributaries.
12-0760-00
Johns Creek
2.5
Sec.3, T.20N.,
R.3WWM
From influence of mean annual high tide at low instream flow levels to headwaters, including all tributaries.
WDOE-0770-50
Goldsborough
Creek
0.23
Sec.20, T.20N.,
R.3WWM
From influence of mean annual high tide at low instream flow levels to headwaters, including all tributaries.
WDOE-0775-50
Mill Creek
3.1
Sec.25, T.20N.,
R.3WWM
From influence of mean annual high tide at low instream flow levels to headwaters, including Lake Isabella and all tributaries.
12-0780-00
Skookum Creek
3.0
Sec.19, T.19N.,
R.3WWM
From influence of mean annual high tide at low instream flow levels to headwaters, including all tributaries.
WDOE-0785-50
Kennedy Creek
0.06
Sec.32, T.19N.,
R.3WWM
From influence of mean annual high tide at low instream flow levels to headwaters, including Summit Lake and all tributaries.
WDOE-0787-00
Perry Creek
1.06
Sec.13, T.18N.,
R.3WWM
From influence of mean annual high tide at low instream flow levels to headwaters, including all tributaries.
(2) Instream flows are established for the stream management units in WAC 173-514-030(1) as follows:
Instream Flows in the Kennedy-Goldsborough WRIA
(Instantaneous cubic feet per second)
Month
Day
 
12-0740-00
Shumocher
Creek
WDOE 0745-50
Sherwood
Creek
12-0750-00
Deer
Creek
Jan
1
 
 
20
 
60
 
55
15
 
 
20
 
60
 
55
Feb
1
 
 
20
 
60
 
55
15
 
 
20
 
60
 
55
Mar
1
 
 
20
 
60
 
55
15
 
 
20
 
60
 
55
Apr
1
 
 
20
 
60
 
55
15
 
 
20
 
60
 
46
May
1
 
 
17
 
48
 
39
15
 
 
14
 
37
 
33
Jun
1
 
 
12
 
29
 
28
15
 
 
10
 
23
 
23.5
Jul
1
 
 
8.6
 
17.5
 
20
15
 
 
7.2
 
14
 
20
Aug
1
 
 
6
 
11
 
20
15
 
 
6
 
11
 
20
Sep
1
 
 
6
 
11
 
20
15
 
 
6
 
11
 
20
Oct
1
 
 
6
 
11
*
 
20
*
15
 
 
6
 
19
*
 
20
*
Nov
1
 
 
11
 
34
*
 
33
*
15
 
 
20
 
60
*
 
55
*
Dec
1
 
 
20
 
60
 
55
15
 
 
20
 
60
 
55
 
*Denotes closure period to all consumptive uses
Instream Flows in the Kennedy-Goldsborough WRIA
(Cont'd)
(Instantaneous cubic feet per second)
Month
Day
12-0755-00
Cranberry
Creek
12-0760-00
Johns
Creek
WDOE-0770-50
Goldsborough
Creek
Jan
1
 
50
 
45
 
50
15
 
50
 
45
 
50
Feb
1
 
50
 
45
 
50
15
 
50
 
45
 
85
Mar
1
 
50
 
45
 
85
15
 
50
 
45
 
85
Apr
1
 
50
 
45
 
85
15
 
40
 
45
 
85
May
1
 
31
 
34
 
85
*
15
 
23.5
 
26
 
85
*
Jun
1
 
18
 
20
 
85
*
15
 
14
 
15.5
 
69
*
Jul
1
 
10.5
 
12
 
55
*
15
 
8
 
9
 
52
*
Aug
1
 
8
 
7
 
48
*
15
 
8
 
7
 
45
*
Sept
1
 
8
 
7
 
45
*
15
 
8
 
7
 
45
*
Oct
1
 
8
*
 
7
*
 
45
*
15
 
15
*
 
7
*
 
50
*
Nov
1
 
28
*
 
18
*
 
50
15
 
50
*
 
45
*
 
50
Dec
1
 
50
 
45
 
50
15
 
50
 
45
 
50
 
*Denotes closure period to all consumptive uses
Instream Flows in the Kennedy-Goldsborough WRIA
(Cont'd)
(Instantaneous cubic feet per second)
Month
Day
WDOE
0775-50
Mill
Creek
12-0765-00
Skookum
Creek
WDOE-
0785-50
Kennedy
Creek
WDOE-
0787-00
Perry
Creek
Jan
1
65
 
40
 
60
 
30
15
65
 
40
 
60
 
30
Feb
1
65
 
40
 
60
 
30
15
65
 
40
 
60
 
30
Mar
1
65
 
40
 
60
 
30
15
65
 
40
 
60
 
30
Apr
1
65
 
40
 
60
 
21
15
65
 
40
 
46
 
14
May
1
55
 
26
*
 
35
*
 
10
*
15
46
 
16.5
*
 
27
*
 
6.8
*
Jun
1
40
 
11
*
 
20
*
 
4.6
*
15
33
 
7
*
 
16
*
 
3.2
*
Jul
1
28
 
4.6
*
 
12
*
 
2.2
*
15
24
 
3
*
 
9
*
 
1.5
*
Aug
1
20
 
3
*
 
7
*
 
1
*
15
20
 
3
*
 
7
*
 
1
*
Sep
1
20
 
3
*
 
7
*
 
1
*
15
20
 
3
*
 
7
*
 
1
*
Oct
1
20
 
3
*
 
7
*
 
1
*
15
20
 
5.6
*
 
14
*
 
2.5
*
Nov
1
35
 
15
 
29
*
 
5.4
15
65
 
40
 
60
*
 
13
Dec
1
65
 
40
 
60
 
30
15
65
 
40
 
60
 
30
 
*Denotes closure period to all consumptive uses
(3) Instream flow hydrographs, as represented in the document entitled "Kennedy-Goldsborough instream resources protection program, figs. 2-7, pgs. 26-28," shall be used for identification of instream flows on those days not specifically identified in WAC 173-514-030(2).
(4) Future consumptive water right permits issued hereafter for diversion of surface water in the Kennedy-Goldsborough WRIA and perennial tributaries shall be expressly subject to instream flows established in WAC 173-514-030 (1) through (3) as measured at the appropriate gage, preferably the nearest one downstream, except from those exempted uses described in WAC 173-514-060 (1) through (3).
(5) Projects that would reduce the flow in a portion of a stream's length (e.g.: Hydroelectric projects that bypass a portion of a stream) will be considered consumptive only with respect to the affected portion of the stream and will be subject to specific instream flow requirements as specified by the department for the bypassed reach notwithstanding WAC 173-514-030 (1) through (3) and 173-514-040 if detailed, project-specific instream flow studies for the bypassed reach, as may be required, demonstrate that a different flow requirement is appropriate. The department may require the project proponent to conduct such studies.
(6) If department investigations determine that withdrawal of groundwater from the source aquifers would not interfere significantly with stream flow during the period of stream closure or with maintenance of minimum flows, then applications to appropriate public groundwaters may be approved and permits or certificates issued.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 90.54, 90.22 and 75.20 RCW. WSR 84-04-014 (Order DE 83-34), § 173-514-030, filed 1/23/84.]
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