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Watershed Grants 10/4/2011
The Lake Chelan Watershed, along with Entiat and Methow are some of the 20 different local communities who have received grants from the Department of Ecology.

These grants are designed to help improve water availability and quality for people, fish and farms across the state.

Joye Redfield-Wilder, with the Department of Ecology explains a little about these local grants and what it means to our communities."CLICK HERE" for Audio

Redfield-Wilder adds that these grants are funds these local watersheds have been working towards over several years, and explains how the grant distribution was decided.

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Chelan watershed will receive a total of 50 thousand dollars over the next two years, while the Entiat watershed will receive 30 thousand dollars. The Methow watershed will receive nearly 200 thousand dollars over the next two years, most of that targeted towards water storage and ground recharge projects.