CHIN2.3: Protect and improve, where needed, the water holding capacity of watershed uplands
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Regional Priority Approach Description
Approach - Plan for future needs and changing climate and ecosystem conditions: Protect and improve, where needed, the water holding capacity of watershed uplands to increase groundwater, augment summer low flows and reduce flood risks.
Desired Outcome - The water holding capacity of watershed uplands is protected and improved to provide more water for fish in the midst of changing climate and ecosystem conditions.
Policy Needs - N/A
Example Actions - Convene partners to develop a plan to identify, protect, and improve water-holding capacities of watersheds. Implement existing plans to protect and improve water-holding capacity.
Proposal Guidance - Water temperature, turbidity (that can increase with glacier retreat), low flows, and peak flows (which can scour or entomb redds and significantly lowers egg-to-fry survival) can also be considered.
Local Context - Local context provides additional specificity on how a Regional Priority approach should be implemented in each local area; examples include sequencing, partners to consider, and critical areas. Local context for this Regional Priority approach is available here.
Regional Priority Approach Near Term Actions Map
No Puget Sound Recovery Progress Measures set for this Regional Priority Approach.