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					                                         South Yakima Conservation District - Project Lead Responsibilities

                                                                          Timelines/Milestones
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 PROPOSED PLAN                                                                                 Mid - Term Actions              Long - Term Actions /                 Possible Funding
                          Strategies and/or                 Immediate Priorities
    ACTIONS                                                                                        3 - 5 Years                      Objectives                           Sources
                               Actions
                                                                                                                                                                    Agreements Needed
SURFACE WATER QUALITY: PREVENT / MITIGATE AG IMPACTS



                        1. Continue to assist
Implement Best
                        landowners to                                                                                          Continue water quality
Management
                        implement                                                                                              improvements by
Practices (BMPs) and
                        conservation plans                                                                                     lowering
projects that improve                                      Implement the TMDLs                                                                                      W/ LANDOWNERS,
                        and BMPs                                                                                               concentrations of
irrigation management                                      in Transition Grant                                                                                      ID, USDA, WSU
                                                                                                                               contaminants in
consistent with water
                        2. Continue to                                                                                         irrigation return flows
quality and habitat
                        promote irrigation                                                                                     by 2011
strategies 5.2a
                        improvements




                      1. Improve
                      understanding of fate
                                                                                                                               Continue water quality
Implement BMPs and and transport of
                                                                                                                               improvements by
projects that improve various contaminants                 Obtain state and
                                                                                              Continue to obtain               lowering
cropland management                                        federal funding for                                                                                      W/ LANDOWNERS,
                                                                                              state and federal                concentrations of
consistent with water 2. Continue to assist                implementation of                                                                                        ID, USDA, WSU
                                                                                              funding                          contaminants in
quality and habitat   landowners to                        BMPs
                                                                                                                               irrigation return flows
strategies 5.2b       implement
                                                                                                                               by 2011
                      conservation plans
                      and BMPs




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                                        South Yakima Conservation District - Project Lead Responsibilities

                                                                         Timelines/Milestones
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                                                                                   complete




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                                                                                                                                                        complete
                              On-going
 PROPOSED PLAN                                                                                Mid - Term Actions              Long - Term Actions /                 Possible Funding
                          Strategies and/or                 Immediate Priorities
    ACTIONS                                                                                       3 - 5 Years                      Objectives                           Sources
                               Actions
                                                                                                                                                                   Agreements Needed
SURFACE WATER QUALITY: PREVENT / MITIGATE AG IMPACTS


                        1. Improve
                        understanding of fate
                                                                                                                              Continue water quality
Implement BMPs and and transport of
                                                                                                                              improvements by
projects that reduce    various contaminants
                                                                                                                              lowering                             W/ ECOLOGY, ID,
impacts of agricultural
                                                                                                                              concentrations of                    USDA,
chemicals consistent 2. Continue to assist
                                                                                                                              contaminants in                      LANDOWNERS
with water quality and landowners to
                                                                                                                              irrigation return flows
habitat strategies 5.2c implement
                                                                                                                              by 2011
                        conservation plans
                        and BMPs




                      1. Improve
                      understanding of fate
                                                                                                                              Continue water quality
Implement BMPs and and transport of
                                                                                                                              improvements by
projects that reduce  various contaminants                 Continue to follow-up
                                                                                                                              lowering                             W/ ECOLOGY,
livestock impacts                                          with nutrient
                                                                                                                              concentrations of                    USDA, WDOA,
consistent with water 2. Continue to assist                management in the
                                                                                                                              contaminants in                      LANDOWNERS
quality and habitat   landowners to                        Livestock Program
                                                                                                                              irrigation return flows
strategies 5.2d       implement
                                                                                                                              by 2011
                      conservation plans
                      and BMPs




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                             On-going
 PROPOSED PLAN                                                                               Mid - Term Actions               Long - Term Actions /                 Possible Funding
                         Strategies and/or                Immediate Priorities
    ACTIONS                                                                                      3 - 5 Years                       Objectives                           Sources
                              Actions
                                                                                                                                                                   Agreements Needed
SURFACE WATER QUALITY: IMPROVE UNDERSTANDING OF WATERSHED PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS / TMDLs


                                                         Staff work with                                                      Continue water quality
                                                         partners in                                                          improvements by
Identify and support                                                                                                                                               W/ SYCD,
                       Co-lead with BCD on               researching and                    Complete                          lowering
efforts to improve                                                                                                                                                 ECOLOGY, USGS
                       lower Yakima River                developing methods                 eutrophication study              concentrations of
cause-effect                                                                                                                                                       CCW Grant
                       Eutrophication Study              of river and stream                with BCD                          contaminants in
understanding 5.8a                                                                                                                                                 $___________
                                                         water quality                                                        irrigation return flows
                                                         improvement                                                          by 2011




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                                            South Yakima Conservation District - Other Responsibilities

                                                                         Timelines/Milestones
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                            On-going
 PROPOSED PLAN                                                                               Mid - Term Actions              Long - Term Actions /                Possible Funding
                        Strategies and/or                 Immediate Priorities
    ACTIONS                                                                                      3 - 5 Years                      Objectives                          Sources
                             Actions
                                                                                                                                                                 Agreements Needed
SURFACE WATER: EFFICIENCY

                                                         1. Continue district
                                                         newsletter with
                                                         information updates
Implement water use   Maintain public
efficiency projects   awareness of
                                                         2. Conduct irrigation                                               Promote on-farm
through agreements,   programs for on-farm                                                                                                                       W/ ID, USBR, CITY
                                                         system efficiency                                                   conservation practices
funding and other     water conservation
                                                         analysis
actions 3.2b          practices
                                                         3. Seek funding for
                                                         irrigation efficiency

SURFACE WATER RESOURCES: STORAGE / PUBLIC EDUCATION

Design & implement a
communication /
                     Maintain public                     Continue district
public education                                                                                                             Promote new water                   W/ ECOLOGY,
                     awareness of need for               newsletter with                    Annual newsletter
program related to                                                                                                           storage sources                     USBR, YBSA
                     storage alternatives                information updates
surface water
resources 3.5a




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                                                                            Timelines/Milestones
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                             On-going
 PROPOSED PLAN                                                                                   Mid - Term Actions              Long - Term Actions /                Possible Funding
                         Strategies and/or                    Immediate Priorities
    ACTIONS                                                                                          3 - 5 Years                      Objectives                          Sources
                              Actions
                                                                                                                                                                     Agreements Needed
SURFACE WATER QUALITY: INTERAGENCY COORDINATION
                       1. Develop proactive
                       strategies to make
                                                                                                                                 By the end of 5 years,
                       non local decision
Participate in                                               Participate in WRAC                                                 we will have at least
                       making processes
interagency                                                                                                                      maintained current
                       more realistic for local                                                                                                                      W/ ALL AGENCIES
coordination forum                                           Maintain contact with                                               local control of
                       landowners
5.7a                                                         legislatures                                                        resource
                                                                                                                                 management
                       2. Showcase district
                       progress
SURFACE WATER QUALITY: IMPROVE UNDERSTANDING OF PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS / TMDLs
Identify and support                                         Investigate and
efforts to improve     Participate in TMDL                   substantiate local
                                                                                                                                                                     W/ USBR,
cause-effect           development,                          findings to maintain
                                                                                                                                                                     ECOLOGY, WDFW,
understanding of       monitoring and                        local control of
                                                                                                                                                                     USGS, USFS
watershed problems     compliance                            resource
and solutions 5.8a                                           management


                       Participate in TMDL
Improve                                                                                                                                                              W/ USBR,
                       development,
problem/solution                                                                                                                                                     ECOLOGY, WDFW,
                       monitoring and
definition 5.8b                                                                                                                                                      USGS, USFS
                       compliance


Support efforts to                                                                              Follow-up water
                       Support basin-wide                    Conduct water quality                                                                                   W/ ECOLOGY USGS,
expand monitoring                                                                               quality monitoring
                       monitoring activities                 monitoring workshop                                                                                     WDFW, USFS
activities 5.8c                                                                                 workshop


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                                               South Yakima Conservation District - Other Responsibilities

                                                                          Timelines/Milestones
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                                                 complete




                                                                                    complete




                                                                                                                    complete




                                                                                                                                                        complete
                               On-going
    PROPOSED PLAN                                                                              Mid - Term Actions              Long - Term Actions /                Possible Funding
                           Strategies and/or                 Immediate Priorities
       ACTIONS                                                                                     3 - 5 Years                      Objectives                          Sources
                                Actions
                                                                                                                                                                   Agreements Needed
SURFACE WATER QUALITY: MINIMIZE WATER RESOURCE IMPACTS ON QUALITY

                                                            Communicate with
Assess groundwater       Interact with other                                                                                   Determine ground
                                                            other agencies to
impacts on surface       agencies to compile                                                                                   water contribution to
                                                            collect ground water
water 5.10b              relevant data                                                                                         surface water quality
                                                            information

GROUND WATER QUALITY: IMPROVE UNDERSTANDING & AWARENESS OF DRINKING WATER ISSUES
Provide outlets for
                                                            Continue district
ground water
                                                            newsletter with                                                                                        W/ CHD, WSU
protection information
                                                            information updates
6.1a

HABITAT: PROTECT EXISTING CONDITIONS FROM FURTHER DEGRADATION
                                                                                                                               Continue to assist
                                                                                                                               land occupiers to
                                                                                                                                                                   W/ CA, WDFW,
Regulate land use                                                                                                              comply with regulatory
                                                                                                                                                                   ECOLOGY, USFS,
7.5a                                                                                                                           programs under
                                                                                                                                                                   CC, CNTY
                                                                                                                               Ecology, WDNR &
                                                                                                                               WDFW
HABITAT: IMPROVE INFORMATION BASE

                                                                                                                               Provide Salmon in the
Improve watershed-                                                                                                                                                 W/ WDFW,
                                                                                                                               Classroom with
wide information base                                                                                                                                              ECOLOGY, USFS,
                                                                                                                               Benton Conservation
7.6                                                                                                                                                                CC, SOAC, ID, USGS
                                                                                                                               District

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