173-518-040  <<  173-518-050 >>   173-518-060

WAC 173-518-050

Closures.

Surface water: Ecology determines that, based on recommendations in the watershed plan, historical and current low stream flows, and the need to protect existing water rights, water is not reliably available for new consumptive uses from the streams and tributaries in the Dungeness River watershed listed in Table III, with the exception of certain times of year in the Dungeness mainstem. Therefore, Bagley, Bell, Cassalery, Gierin, Matriotti, McDonald, Meadowbrook, and Siebert creeks, and unnamed tributaries to the Dungeness River, are closed year round. The Dungeness River mainstem is closed from July 15 until November 15 each year. Table III shows the closure periods and affected reaches. Exceptions to the surface water closures are provided in WAC 173-518-070, 173-518-080, and 173-518-085.
Table III
Surface Water Closures
Stream Management Unit Name
Affected Reach
Timing
Bagley Creek
From mouth to headwaters, including tributaries.
All year
Bell Creek
From mouth to headwaters, including tributaries.
All year
Cassalery Creek
From mouth to headwaters, including tributaries.
All year
Dungeness Mainstem
From mouth to headwaters, including tributaries, except Meadowbrook and Matriotti creeks.
From July 15 - November 15
Gierin Creek
From mouth to headwaters, including tributaries.
All year
Matriotti Creek
From mouth to headwaters, including tributaries.
All year
McDonald Creek
From mouth to headwaters, including tributaries.
All year
Meadowbrook Creek
From mouth to headwaters, including tributaries.
All year
Siebert Creek
From mouth to headwaters, including tributaries.
All year
Unnamed tributaries to the Dungeness River
From mouth to headwaters.
All year
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 90.54, 90.22, 90.82, 90.03, 90.42, and 90.44 RCW. WSR 12-23-054 (Order 07-17), ยง 173-518-050, filed 11/16/12, effective 1/2/13.]
Site Contents
Selected content listed in alphabetical order under each group