Water Conservancy Board

Announcement

The regularly scheduled meetings for Monday, June 26th and Monday, July 24th have been cancelled. Meetings will resume in August.

Regular Meetings 

4pm on the 4th Monday of each month
Spokane County Water District #3
1225 N Yardley Street
Spokane, WA  99212

Meeting agendas and minutes can be found here.

Current Members

  • Tony Kiepe, Chair
  • Kelly Williquette
  • Diana Wilhite
  • Christopher Savage
  • Kevin Freeman
  • Larry (Rick) Flynn

Purpose

In 1997 the Legislature authorized creation of water conservancy boards under Chapter 90.80 RCW (Water Conservancy Boards) to enable the processing of water-right transfer and change applications at the local level. This legislation allows counties to establish water conservancy boards as independent units of local government through resolution of the county or counties that it serves and approval by the Department of Ecology. All water conservancy board decisions are ultimately reviewed and affirmed, reversed, or modified by Ecology.

The Spokane County Water Conservancy Board consists of 5 commissioners. All board commissioners must receive training from the Department of Ecology before participating in any decision on a water-right transfer application. A water conservancy board can serve a single watershed, multiple watersheds, a county, or multiple counties. There are currently 17 water conservancy boards operating in Washington.