Washington State Department of Ecology
Ecology Eastern Region Office (ERO)
( Serving: Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman  counties )
Help Desk:  509-329-3490

Water Right Documents:
Review or Comment

Welcome to the Water Resources Program Eastern Region Office (ERO) public posting portal. Your input is valuable to our decision-making process. To view documents posted in other regions, use the links above.

Documents are posted here for a review or comment period. If a document is posted here for review, there may be an associated statutory appeal period. If there is no statutory appeal period or the appeal period has ended, the document is posted for public awareness only. If a document is posted here for comment, we are currently accepting public comments and our comment form is linked in the document table. To comment, you need the water right file number associated with the document you are interested in.

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Water Right Applications

   Applications for New Water Rights and Reservoirs

   Applications for Water Right Change

Water Right Draft and Final Decisions

   New Water Right Reports of Examination (New ROEs)

   Reports of Examination for Water Right Change (Change ROEs)

   Conservancy Board Records of Decision (RODs)

   Permit Extensions

   Short-term, Temporary, and Seasonal Change Authorizations

Trust Water Rights Program

   Water Banks

   Purchases or Leases

   Temporary Donations