Respectively, Natural Resources Director, Watershed Restoration Specialist, and GIS/Data Management Specialist, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, 1033 Old Blyn Highway, Sequim, Washington 98382 (E-Mail/Seiter: email@example.com).
COOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT OF THE DUNGENESS WATERSHED TO PROTECT SALMON IN WASHINGTON STATE1
Version of Record online: 8 JUN 2007
JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association
Volume 36, Issue 6, pages 1211–1217, December 2000
How to Cite
Seiter, A., Newberry, L. and Edens, P. (2000), COOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT OF THE DUNGENESS WATERSHED TO PROTECT SALMON IN WASHINGTON STATE. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 36: 1211–1217. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2000.tb05721.x
Paper No. 00037 of the Journal of the American Water Resources Association.Discussions are open until August 1, 2001.
- Issue online: 8 JUN 2007
- Version of Record online: 8 JUN 2007
- water resources planning;
- watershed management;
- instream flows;
- water conservation;
- Indian water rights
ABSTRACT: Over the last decade, the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe has formed partnerships with their neighboring county government, irrigation districts, property owners, and state and federal agencies in an effort to save the dwindling runs of Dungeness River salmon. Although considerable progress has been made to begin the recovery process, the watershed is included in recent listings of Pacific Northwest salmon under the Endangered Species Act. Under the coordination of an active watershed council, significant improvements have been made in water conservation and the protection of instream flows. Cooperation between the Tribe, irrigation districts and the Washington Department of Ecology resulted in a trust water rights agreement and the reduction of late summer water withdrawals by one-third.