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W. T. Wooten Wildlife Area Floodplain Management Plan

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December 3, 2020

POMEROY—The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is implementing a $20 million Floodplain Management Plan for the W.T. Wooten Wildlife Area that complements ongoing habitat restoration efforts to recover spring Chinook salmon and other Endangered Species Act-listed fish species within the Tucannon River Basin.

Construction on Rainbow Lake was completed in the fall of 2018, with some minor finish-work completed in 2019. Rainbow Lake was reopened to the public and stocked with fish in 2019 and 2020.

During the 2020 February flood event, the Tucannon River floodwaters flowed int...

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