Natural Resources

Water Conservancy Board

In 1997 the Legislature authorized creation of water conservancy boards under Chapter 90.80 RCW (Water Conservancy Boards) to enable the processing of water-right transfer and change applications at the local level. This legislation allows counties to establish water conservancy boards as independent units of local government through resolution of the county or counties that it serves and approval by the Department of Ecology. All water conservancy board decisions are ultimately reviewed and affirmed, reversed, or modified by Ecology.

The Chelan County Water Conservancy Board consists of three commissioners. All board commissioners must receive training from the Department of Ecology before participating in any decision on a water-right transfer application. A water conservancy board can serve a single watershed, multiple watersheds, a county, or multiple counties. There are currently 20 water conservancy boards operating in Washington.


The Chelan County Water Conservancy Board meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 3:00pm (unless otherwise posted) at:


Confluence Technology Center (CTC)
285 Technology Center Way
Wenatchee, Washington 98801

Executive Board Room


Meeting Dates and Times:


January 9th, 2020 3:00 PM
February 13th, 2020 3:00 PM
March 12th, 2020 3:00 PM
April 9th, 2020 *Cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis* 3:00 PM
May 14th, 2020 3:00 PM
June 11th, 2020 *Click here for Zoom Notice and Instructions* 3:00 PM
July 9th, 2020 3:00 PM
August 13th, 2020 3:00 PM

September 10th, 2020

3:00 PM
October 8th, 2020 3:00 PM
November 12th, 2020 3:00 PM
December 10th, 2020 3:00 PM


Meeting Minutes

Chelan County Water Conservancy Board Members


Karin Whitehall 

Board Members:

Karin Whitehall, Chair

Herb Gardner, Member

Taylor Dayton, P.E, Member

To receive an Application for Change of Water Right, please contact Lisa de Vera at or via cell phone at 509-860-7466

Posted: 02/19/2015 10:22 AM
Last Updated: 05/28/2020 04:18 PM

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