Project Background

The following documents include the preliminary work done for identification, and designation of the Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Management Area as well as the WAC which dictates much of the work currently being done for the develop of the Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Management Program.

Yakima County's 2011 Nitrate Treatment Pilot Program

In response to ongoing concerns about nitrate contamination in the Lower Yakima Valley groundwater, the 2010 Legislature provided $395,200 to allow Yakima County to develop a treatment program for households with people at high public health risk from nitrate contamination. This six-month program, a precursor to the Lower Yakima Valley GWMA, provided important input into what would eventually become the GWMA.

Other GWMAs

The following links are to other GWMAs around the country:

Washington State