The Chehalis Basin Strategy is an ambitious collection of potential actions to address the dual challenges of extreme flooding and degraded aquatic species habitat. In 2017, the Office of Chehalis Basin and Chehalis Basin Board were created to aggressively pursue implementation of an integrated, Basin-wide strategy for long-term flood damage reduction and aquatic species restoration. The Strategy includes near- and long-term actions, as well as small- and large-scale projects. The long-term goal of the Strategy is to make the Basin a safer place for families and communities impacted by flooding, and to improve and restore aquatic species habitat now and for future generations.
Additional letters of support for the Chehalis Basin Board’s 2019-2021 biennium budget recommendation to the Governor have been provided by:
- Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority
- Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation
- Grays Harbor Conservation District
- Grays Harbor County
- Chehalis River Basin Flood Control Zone District
- Lewis County Conservation District (1) (2)
- City of Hoquiam
- City of Aberdeen
Nothing is decided at this point for the long-term strategy—the actions in the table below are being considered to address two major goals: to restore over 200-500 miles of aquatic species habitat and reduce damage from severe flooding.
|AQUATIC SPECIES HABITAT RESTORATION||FLOOD DAMAGE REDUCTION|
|Restore over 200-500 miles of riverside habitat by: