The Instream Flow Improvement Project is the result of many years of negotiations between MVID, regulatory agencies, and non-profit conservation groups. The current Project aims to assist MVID in serving all of the shareholders with adequate water, while minimizing the effects on ESA-listed salmonid fish.
In December 2012, MVID signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Washington Water project of Trout Unlimited, to change the point of diversion for the MVID West Canal from the Twisp River to the Methow River. In order to do this, four alternatives are currently being evaluated with technical assistance from the Bureau of Reclamation and Anchor Environmental.
In April 2013, the MVID Directors expect to select one of the proposed alternatives, and they will request an advisory vote from the MVID members.
This site is intended to provide MVID shareholders, Project partners and interested community members with updated Project information, background documents, maps and contact information. Please visit this site often as it will be the go-to place to stay informed about this Project!