The Chehalis Basin Board unanimously voted to extend the timeline for when it will share its recommendations to the governor, state Legislature and Congress for which actions should be implemented as part of the long-term Chehalis Basin Strategy.
The board, which made the extension March 4, will make its recommendations in June 2021, an extension from its previous March 2021 deadline.
“This comes as a result of the significant progress that has been made in the past year on opportunities for large-scale and basinwide flood damage reduction, and the additional questions and ideas that have arisen as a result of this progress,” the board wrote in a press release.
The Office of Chehalis Basin (OCB) will share more information about the extension and what it means at its next virtual community meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
At the meeting, OCB staff will also provide an update on projects that are ready for implementation in 2021 that remain under active review. Chehalis Basin residents and others will have the opportunity to ask questions and weigh in on these potential proposed actions.
“We understand the urgency of what’s at stake, and will be moving forward a number of projects that are ready for implementation in the coming months,” said OCB Director Andrea McNamara Doyle. “The Office of Chehalis Basin and Chehalis Basin Board remain committed to this important process and to making sound, science-informed, and collaborative recommendations that will reduce flood damage and restore aquatic species across the Basin.”
This is the third in a series of public meetings hosted by the Office of Chehalis Basin.
A meeting recording will be distributed for later viewing for those who are unable to attend. Chehalis Basin residents and others may also contact the OCB directly via email, phone, or mail.
Register for the meeting at: https://chehalisbasinstrategy.com/get-involved/.