Col Solare Vineyard Water Supply Development

Aspect assisted with acquisition and transfer of existing water rights and oversaw the siting, construction, aquifer testing, and permitting of a high-capacity wellfield to support vineyard development in the Red Mountain appellation area.  We sited wells based on detailed stratigraphic and structural analysis of the Columbia River Basalt system and hydraulic continuity of specific water-bearing units with the Yakima River.  We helped Ste. Michelle reach agreement with Ecology on permitting of a water-right transfer from surface to groundwater, as well as pump design and operations (combined capacity greater than 1,500 gpm).