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Lincoln County Water Conservancy Board

Water Conservancy Board

Regular Meetings

The Lincoln County Water Conservancy Board meets on the second Monday of every month at 9am at the following location:

Lincoln County Courthouse
Legislative Meeting Room – 3rd Floor
450 Logan St.
Davenport, WA 99122

Mail and Contact Information:
Lincoln County Water Conservancy Board
C/O Lincoln County Commissioners Office
PO Box 28
Davenport, WA 99122

Contact:  Rex Harder, Secretary – (509) 995-5242

Current Commissioners

  • Paul Gross
  • Rex Harder
  • Jeff Schibel
  • Scott M. Hutsell (Alternate)

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 Lincoln County Water Conservancy Board consists of 3 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 17 water conservancy boards operating in Washington.