Methow Valley Irrigation District Water Bank

Aspect assisted the irrigation district with the creation of a public water bank to improve irrigation reliability, serve additional lands, provide for municipal water for the Town of Twisp, and improve instream flows in the Twisp and Methow Rivers.  The water bank was created by transferring existing seasonal irrigation water rights to the Washington State Trust Water Program.  We developed permitting strategies, long-term lease/service contract options, and acquisition and transfer/mitigation banking options. We continue to support the Town on an on-call basis, including review of prospective acquisition options and coordination with the Washington State Department of Ecology.