Committing to the future of the Yakima


Winter flows in the Teanaway – Image credit TU

By Kira Finkler, Legislative Counsel-Water Policy Adviser, Trout Unlimited

Originally posted on the Trout Unlimited Community blog.

Earlier this week, the President unveiled his Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal highlighting, among other accomplishments, that it “protects and modernizes our water supply and preserves our natural landscapes.” We were thrilled to see this commitment represented within the Bureau of Reclamation’s $15.8 million request for Washington State’s exemplary Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project, a $3 million increase over last year. This significant funding boost will help ensure that meaningful progress is made on key components of the cooperative Yakima Basin Integrated Plan.