Capitol Lake Reports

Capitol Lake - Deschutes Estuary Long-Term Management Planning Reports

Phase 2 Reports

All reports and information on the current Capitol Lake – Deschutes Estuary Long-Term Management Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) can be found on the Project Website.

Phase 1 Report

In January, 2016 the Department of Enterprise Services convened a work group to complete the first of three phases in an overall plan to manage the lake. The community, tribal and local governmental representatives, and coordinating state agencies participated in the Phase 1 planning effort. A completed report was submitted to the Legislature on Dec. 30, 2016.

All files below are Adobe PDF format unless otherwise specified.

Phase 1 report budget proviso

The 2015 Legislature included language in the capital budget for the 2015-17 biennium (page 55, section 1095) directing Enterprise Services to make progress on reaching an agreement about the long-term management of Capitol Lake, building on the recommendations from the 2014 Ruckelshaus Center Situation Assessment report and other past work.

The proviso directed Enterprise Services to prepare a report to submit to the Legislature by Jan. 1, 2017. The report summarizes work group efforts, including the following issues identified in the proviso:

  • Identification of common goals for the future management of Capitol Lake.
  • Identification of management alternatives, including hybrid approaches of a lake or estuary in which- freshwater from the Deschutes River would mix with the saltwater of Puget Sound.
  • Best available science concerning water quality and habitat.
  • A sustainable funding plan for future management alternatives.
  • A shared governance structure to manage implementation of an immediate plan and oversee the water body over the long-term.
  • Other related activities including sediment management and flood mitigation.

2016 Phase I Meeting Documents

Documents from the 2016 Phase I Executive Work Group, Technical Committee, Funding & Governance Committee and Community Input meetings.

2016 Phase I Information Submitted by the Public

The Department of Enterprise Services has posted these submissions for informational purposes only. The opinions and conclusions expressed in these submissions are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of Enterprise Services or the state of Washington.

Enterprise Services cannot guarantee the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information included in these submissions. Enterprise Services has edited the information to remove contact details in order to respect individuals’ privacy.

Ruckelshaus Center

Deschutes Estuary Feasibility Study (DEFS) - Technical Reports

CLAMP - Alternatives Analysis

Long-Term Management Recommendation for the Capitol Lake Basin

CLAMP Fact Sheets

Invasive Species

Technical Reports by Others

Capitol Lake Adaptive Management Plan