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820- 2013-523 Oct. 16 & 23) STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY YAKIMA, WASHINGTON

(2013-523 Oct. 16 & 23)

STATE OF WASHINGTON

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

YAKIMA, WASHINGTON

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO APPROPRIATE PUBLIC WATER UNDER APPLICATION NO. G4-33081

TAKE NOTICE:

The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation (Yakama Nation) submitted an application for appropriation of public groundwater in direct continuity with the Methow River. The Yakama Nation is seeking to reestablish perennial (year-round) flows within an existing side channel of the river to enhance rearing habitat at low river stages for the benefit of naturally spawned juvenile Upper Columbia steelhead and spring Chinook salmon. The diverted water will return to the Methow River at the downstream end of the side channel.

That on November 16, 2012, the Yakama Nation applied under Application No. G4-33081 to appropriate a maximum of 7,150 gpm during high flow and maximum of 1,800 gpm during low flow to hydrate a 4,500-foot long section of the original 1890 channel of the Methow River. The proposed point of withdrawal and place of use are within the SW1/4SE1/4 and the SE1/4SW1/4 of Section 6, and the NW1/4, NE1/4, and the SE1/4 of Section 7, T. 33 N., R. 22 E.W.M.

Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections. All letters of protest will become public record. Protests must be accompanied by a $50 recording fee (check or money order only) payable to the Department of Ecology, Cashiering Unit, PO Box 47611, Olympia, WA 98504-7611, within 30 days from: October 23, 2013.

Published by Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle.

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