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WAC 173-511-040

Surface water source limitations to further consumptive appropriations.

(1) The department has determined that (a) certain streams exhibit low summer flows or have a potential for going dry thereby inhibiting anadromous fish passage during critical life stages, and (b) historic flow regimes and current uses of certain other streams indicate that no water is available for additional appropriation. Based upon these determinations the following streams and lakes are closed to further appropriation for the periods indicated:
NEW SURFACE WATER CLOSURES
Stream or Lake
Section, Township,
and Range of
Mouth or Outlet
Tributary to
Period of Closure
Mashel River
NE1/4SW1/4 Sec. 29,
T16N, R4E
and all tributaries
Nisqually River
June 1 - Oct. 31
Red Salmon Creek
(Mounts Creek)
NE1/4NW1/4 Sec. 33,
T19N, R1E
and all tributaries
Nisqually River
April 1 - Oct. 31
Clear Creek
NE1/4SE1/4 Sec. 21,
T18N, R1E
and all tributaries
Nisqually River
April 1 - Oct. 31
Tanwax Creek
NW1/4NE1/4 Sec.20,
T16N, R3E
and all tributaries
Nisqually River
April 1 - Oct. 31
McAllister Creek
(except Medicine Creek)
NW1/4N1/4 Sec. 6,
T18N, R1E
and all tributaries
Puget Sound
all year
Lake Saint Clair
SE1/4NW1/4 Sec. 6,
T17N, R1E
all year
Toboton Creek
(above Hopson Road)
SW1/4SW1/4 Sec. 19,
T16N, R3E
and all tributaries
Nisqually River
April 1 - Nov. 30
Lackamas Creek
SE1/4SE1/4 Sec. 13,
T16N, R2E
and all tributaries
Nisqually River
April 1 - Nov. 30
Murray Creek
NW1/4NW1/4 Sec. 16,
T17N, R2E
Nisqually River
April 1 - Nov. 30
Bypass Reach,
Nisqually River
NE1/4SE1/4 Sec. 11,
T17N, R1E
Puget Sound
June 1 - Oct. 31
Mid Reach,
Nisqually River
SE1/4NW1/4 Sec. 1,
T16N, R2E
Puget Sound
June 1 - Oct. 31
(2) The following stream and lake low flows and closures are adopted confirming surface water source limitations previously established administratively under the authority of chapter 90.03 RCW and RCW 75.20.050.
EXISTING SURFACE WATER SOURCE LIMITATIONS
CURRENT ADMINISTRATIVE STATUS OF STREAMS AND LAKES
NISQUALLY BASIN, WRIA 11
Stream
Tributary to
Action
Dates
Eaton Creek
SE1/4NW1/4 Sec. 6,
T17N, R1E
Lake St. Clair
Closure
12/1/53
Harts Lake and
outlet streams
SW1/4SE1/4 Sec. 1,
T16N, R2E
Nisqually River
Low Flow (0.5
cfs bypass)
10/7/44
Horn Creek
SW1/4NE1/4 Sec. 1,
T16N, R2E
Nisqually River
Closure
7/22/74
Muck Creek
and all tributaries
SW1/4SW1/4 Sec. 36,
T18N, R1E
Nisqually River
Closure
5/26/48
Ohop Creek
and all tributaries
SW1/4NE1/4 Sec. 25,
T16N, R3E
Nisqually River
Closure
2/15/52
Ohop Lake
NE1/4SE1/4 Sec. 10,
T16N, R1E
Ohop Creek
Lake Level
(523 ft)
3/25/66
Thompson Creek
and all tributaries
SE1/4NE1/4 Sec. 11,
T17N, R1E
Nisqually River
Low Flow (1.0
cfs bypass)
11/19/51
Unnamed Stream
and all tributaries
SW1/4NW1/4 Sec. 11,
T15N, R4E
Alder Lake
(Nisqually River)
Closure
4/28/64
Unnamed Stream
and all tributaries
SW1/4SE1/4 Sec. 17,
T17N, R2E
Centralia Canal
(Nisqually River)
Low Flow (0.75
cfs bypass)
11/19/51
Unnamed Stream
and all tributaries
SE1/4SE1/4 Sec. 27,
T17N, R2E
Nisqually River
Low Flow (0.50
cfs bypass)
12/6/50
Yelm Creek
and all tributaries
SW1/4SW1/4 Sec. 12,
T.17N, R1E
Nisqually River
Closure
8/7/51
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 90.22 and 90.54 RCW. WSR 81-04-028 (Order DE 80-42), ยง 173-511-040, filed 2/2/81.]
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