Columbia Basin Project, photo courtesy of the Bureau of Reclamation
Grand Coulee Dam, photo courtesy of the Bureau of Reclamation
Lake Kachess, photo courtesy of the Bureau of Reclamation
Tieton River, photo courtesy of the Bureau of Reclamation
Rick Smith has served as Member of the Board of Directors of the Washington State Water Resources Association representing Division 4 since December of 2004 and he was recognized by WSWRA with the Water Resources Leadership Award in 2014 for his valuable contributions to the Washington State irrigation industry since 1979 serving as Manager of the Wenatchee Reclamation District since 1993.
He has performed his duties as a WSWRA director faithfully and with the utmost care and diligence and he has represented the Association to the public in a most professional manner.
The Board hereby expresses its gratitude and appreciation to Rick Smith for his years of service to the Association and wish him well in his retirement.
September 19, 2018
Scott Revell, President
2018 Top Priorities
• Aging infrastructure/Federal funding for water projects
• Columbia River Treaty modernization
The Washington State Water Resources Association (WSWRA) is the coordinating agency for irrigation districts in Washington State. WSWRA represents over 100 irrigation districts and companies that deliver water to over 1.1 million acres of irrigated agriculture in the state. The association has a 15-member board of directors made up of irrigation district directors and managers.
The WSWRA’s mission is to promote the responsible stewardship of the water of the state, to protect irrigated lands for present and future generations, and to preserve the water rights and interests of irrigation districts and irrigation companies in Washington State.
Irrigation in Washington State is dedicated to providing water through modern means of water delivery and conservation techniques. Change is a constant in the water delivery world as irrigation districts work to meet the challenges of the day. WSWRA provides the forum for the exchange of ideas that lead to the betterment of the industry as a whole.
The major priorities in 2018 for WSWRA’s members include the support of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan and the Odessa Groundwater Replacement Program, as well as addressing Bureau of Reclamation administrative gridlock.
Updated October 5, 2018
Executive Committee Meeting
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Executive Office Contacts
Executive Director - Tom Myrum
Administrative Assistant - Jen Dunnagan
Government Relations Consultant - Mike Schwisow
Executive Office Location
626 Columbia Street NW, Suite 2D
Olympia, WA 98501
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