Yakima Basin Integrated Plan

The Yakima Basin Integrated Plan (YBIP) is a collaboration of state, federal, tribal, business, and community organizations committed to addressing water, fishery, habitat and climate variability challenges to ensure a robust Yakima River Basin within its built and natural systems.

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Featured Project

Nelson Dam Removal

Nelson Dam increases flood risk, blocks salmon access, and drives up insurance costs. The City and County of Yakima are retooling water infrastructure in and around Yakima, and the next step is to remove Nelson Dam. This project replaces the dam with a roughened channel, provides fish passage to the Naches and Cowiche Creek, and combines four water diversions into one.

Watch the Nelson Dam Removal film HERE

Upcoming Meetings

Our Workgroup meets quarterly to receive updates on Yakima Basin Integrated Plan actions and activities, offer input, and share perspectives. The public is encouraged to attend meetings and participate by providing comments. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these meetings have shifted from in-person to being held on a virtual platform. For more information on how to attend visit our Resources page.

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Upcoming YRBWEP Workgroup Meetings

March 10th, 2021, 9:30am – 12:30pmĀ