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WAC 173-545-100

Maximum future allocation.

(1)(a) The department determines that there are certain times when there are surface waters above the instream flows, referred to as "high flows." These high flows provide critical ecological functions such as channel and riparian zone maintenance, flushing of sediments, and fish migration. In order to protect the frequency and duration of these higher flows, the department hereby establishes maximum amounts of water/flow that can be withdrawn from specific streams at specific times, subject to the flows in WAC 173-545-060.
(b) A maximum allocation shall be used to review future applications for beneficial uses from the mainstem Wenatchee and tributary rivers and creeks.
Maximum Allocations in the Wenatchee River Basin
(instantaneous cubic feet per second)
Month
Day
12-4570.00
Wenatchee R.
at Plain
12-4585.00
Icicle Cr. near Leavenworth
12-4590.00
Wenatchee R.
at Peshastin
Jan
1
82
 
21
 
113
 
 
15
82
 
21
 
113
 
Feb
1
78
 
20
 
111
 
 
15
78
 
0
 
111
 
Mar
1
96
 
0
 
147
 
 
15
96
 
0
 
147
 
Apr
1
243
 
59
 
335
 
 
15
243
 
59
 
335
 
May
1
525
 
149
 
711
 
 
15
525
 
149
 
711
 
Jun
1
604
 
175
 
800
 
 
15
604
 
175
 
800
 
Jul
1
296
 
76
 
376
 
 
15
296
 
76
 
376
 
Aug
1
102
 
28
 
122
 
 
15
102
 
0
 
122
 
Sep
1
0
 
0
 
0
 
 
15
0
 
0
 
0
 
Oct
1
0
 
0
 
0
 
 
15
0
 
0
 
0
 
Nov
1
95
 
23
 
128
 
 
15
95
 
23
 
128
 
Dec
1
92
 
25
 
122
 
 
15
92
 
25
 
122
 
Maximum Allocations in the Wenatchee River Basin (cont'd)
(instantaneous cubic feet per second)
Month
Day
ECY 45F070 Peshastin Cr. near Green Bridge
12-4625.00
Wenatchee R. at Monitor
ECY 45E070 Mission Cr. near Cashmere
Jan
1
6
 
132
 
0.6
 
 
15
6
 
132
 
0.6
 
Feb
1
6
 
148
 
1.2
 
 
15
6
 
148
 
1.2
 
Mar
1
7
 
192
 
1.4
 
 
15
7
 
192
 
1.4
 
Apr
1
16
 
360
 
2.7
 
 
15
16
 
360
 
2.7
 
May
1
38
 
710
 
3.1
 
 
15
38
 
710
 
3.1
 
Jun
1
44
 
813
 
1.9
 
 
15
44
 
813
 
1.9
 
Jul
1
20
 
373
 
0
 
 
15
20
 
373
 
0
 
Aug
1
0
 
117
 
0
 
 
15
0
 
117
 
0.3
 
Sep
1
0
 
72
 
0
 
 
15
0
 
0
 
0
 
Oct
1
0
 
0
 
0
 
 
15
0
 
0
 
0
 
Nov
1
7
 
139
 
0.4
 
 
15
7
 
139
 
0.4
 
Dec
1
7
 
130
 
0.4
 
 
15
7
 
130
 
0.4
 
Maximum Allocations in the Wenatchee River Basin (cont'd)
(instantaneous cubic feet per second)
Month
Day
ECY 45J070
Nason Cr. near Mouth
12-4565.00
Chiwawa R. near Plain
Jan
1
13
 
12
 
 
15
13
 
12
 
Feb
1
12
 
12
 
 
15
12
 
0
 
Mar
1
15
 
0
 
 
15
15
 
16
 
Apr
1
44
 
58
 
 
15
44
 
58
 
May
1
99
 
139
 
 
15
99
 
139
 
Jun
1
114
 
147
 
 
15
114
 
147
 
Jul
1
54
 
71
 
 
15
54
 
71
 
Aug
1
17
 
24
 
 
15
17
 
0
 
Sep
1
0
 
0
 
 
15
0
 
0
 
Oct
1
0
 
0
 
 
15
0
 
0
 
Nov
1
15
 
16
 
 
15
15
 
16
 
Dec
1
15
 
16
 
 
15
15
 
16
 
(2) The designation of a maximum allocation limit does not constitute a determination by the department that a permit to appropriate public waters will be issued. RCW 90.03.290 and 90.44.060 require that a permit can be issued only upon a determination that: Water is available; the use will not impair existing rights; water will be applied to a beneficial use; and the use is not detrimental to the public interest. Establishment of a water right within the limit of the allocation occurs after proper authorization from the department and after the water is first put to beneficial use. The water rights are subject to the instream flows established in WAC 173-545-060, and other provisions established in statutory, administrative and case law.
(3) The department shall require the metering and reporting of all permitted surface and groundwater withdrawals for which a maximum allocation applies.
(4) The department will maintain a record of the amount of water appropriated from the Wenatchee River and tributaries specified above. Once the maximum amounts are fully appropriated, the department shall notify Chelan County and the planning unit in writing. The department shall also issue a public notice in a newspaper of general circulation for the region.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 90.82, 90.54, 90.22, 90.03, and 90.44 RCW. WSR 08-01-045 (Order 07-06), § 173-545-100, filed 12/12/07, effective 1/12/08. Statutory Authority: Chapters 43.21B, 43.27A, 90.22 and 90.54 RCW. WSR 88-13-037 (Order 88-11), § 173-545-100, filed 6/9/88. Statutory Authority: Chapters 90.54, 90.22 and 75.20 RCW. WSR 83-13-016 (Order DE 83-8), § 173-545-100, filed 6/3/83.]
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